First published in 1997, this volume examines the issue that, throughout Britain, studies of social, health and housing services have found discrimination, insensitive practices and lack of awareness of the needs of a multi-racial population. The relationships between these services and their minority ethnic users remain problematic.
This book focuses on the lessons offered by the Scottish experience. Original research-based contributions focus in turn on housing services, social work and health services, examining the perspectives of service users and their needs and experiences, and comparing the perspectives of professionals in each field. The implications of these perspectives for policy, both local and national, are explored in the context of recent national developments. Methodological issues are discussed throughout the book and the complementarity of different research perspectives explored.
Housing, social work and health professionals throughout Britain will find sensitive discussion here of issues which face them daily in their work. Researchers will find original data, explored in the context of nationally relevant research issues and policies. Scottish researchers and practitioners will find detailed discussion of how far the Scottish experience is distinctive, how far it offers lessons for the national picture and how far it can learn from elsewhere.
Table of Contents
1. The Changing Policy Context. Alison Bowes and Duncan Sim. 2. The Demography of Minority Ethnic Groups in Scotland. Nick Bailey, Alison Bowes and Duncan Sim. 3. Pakistanis and Social Rented Housing: a Study in Glasgow. Alison Bowes, Naira Dar and Duncan Sim. 4. The Housing Experience of Minority Ethnic Groups in Scotland. Hilary Third with Martin MacEwen. 5. The Housing Needs of Older People from Minority Ethnic Groups. Helen Carlin. 6. The Social Work Service and Elderly Pakistani People. Alison Bowes and Naira Dar. 7. A Neglected Problem: Minority Ethnic Elders with Dementia. Irene Anderson and Julie Brownlie. 8. Minority Ethnic Elders in Scotland: Facing the Challenge. Mono Chakrabarti and Mel Cadman. 9. ‘No one has asked us before’: the Welfare Needs of Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People in Lothian. Gina Netto. 10. Pakistani Women, General Practitioners and Health Visitors: Communication and Service Access. Alison Bowes and Teresa Meehan Domokos. 11. South Asian Women’s Access to Cervical Cytology. Sheila Paul. 12. Understanding Depression in Young South Asian Women in Scotland. Eddie Donaghy. 13. Conclusion: Minority Ethnic Groups and Health and Social Care. Alison Bowes and Duncan Sim.