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2020: Policy briefing on intercultural care and support

People with dementia from minority ethnic groups are not using support and services to the same extent as the general population as a whole, and are notably absent in residential care homes1-2. Those who do, often find services inappropriate or of poor quality. They encounter barriers at individual, societal and structural levels. Governments and other policy makers have a moral and legal obligation, based on the principles of non-discrimination, human rights, beneficence, non-maleficence, and respect for human dignity and personhood, to ensure equity in the provision of dementia care and services. This obligation is based on governments having signed up to the provisions contained in a range of European and international documents such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to name but a few.



Last Updated: Monday 21 September 2020