Why BME needs are different


There is now easily enough evidence to suggest that both nationally and in the East of England, in comparison to the White British population, people from BME communities are much more likely to face economic disadvantages associated with poverty and social exclusion; have generally lower incomes; are more likely to suffer income-related deprivation and poor health and are more likely to live in poor-quality housing, disadvantaged neighbourhoods and areas with high rates of crime.

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