Involvement wanes among some users

Participation in social care by ethnic minority service users has declined over the past 20 years despite a marked increase in user involvement in general, research has found.

A Social Care Institute for Excellence paper said public bodies had engaged with ethnic minority professionals and charities rather than service users.

It also found many myths among social care professionals about ethnic minority user involvement, including the idea that they were not interested in participating in services.

But there were good examples of user participation among ethnic minorities based on public bodies providing adequate support and resources, it added.

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