Alongside this research study, The Advocacy Project’s Engagement and Involvement team carried out a series of engagement activities with older people from BME communities on Glasgow’s south side. This work was called ‘ The Advocacy Connections Project’.
The aim of the project was twofold. It began the process of engaging with a sector of the community which The Advocacy Project had identified as under¬represented among those it works with.
It also directly addressed the question of people from BME communities’ experience of and attitudes to accessing services and stands as a separate and authoritative piece of evidence¬based research which this report draws on.
The methodology and findings of the Engagement and Involvement team’s work is contained in their report on the Advocacy Connections Project; “The experiences of accessing health and social care services for older people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in South Glasgow”, which is available in accessible formats from The Advocacy Project.