Research exploring experiences of unpaid carers from Black, Asian and minority Ethnic Communities
We know caring can be a positive experience but also often impacts on a person’s own physical and mental health and well-being, finances, education and employment.
Previous research suggests carers from ethnic minorities face additional barriers and challenges (Carers UK 2010, The Children’s Society 2018) in both their caring experiences and in gaining access to support.
Carers Trust Wales wanted to explore these issues further. We carried out semi structured interviews with carers from diverse communities to begin to gain a richer understanding and to identify how some of these challenges can be addressed.
Using a co-productive approach, findings from this research will be used to raise awareness of issues and to promote the development of resources for health and social care practitioners, service providers and carers.