Supporting the Issue
AriSEE’s Supporting the Issue Project
Supporting the Issue is about the education on support services. Providing an easy to access and understandable navigation system. This will initially include information on Mental Health, Homelessness, Substance Misuse, Forced Marriage, Immigration, Asylum Seeking, Honour-based Violence, F.G.M., Domestic Abuse and of course Racial Discrimination.
The service user will be able to read an overview of what each issue means, how to report the issue, how common the issue occurs within the UK and how much effect is has on ethnic minority communities.
Within each of these criteria the user will be able to access further details about the subject.
“Mental Health issues affect one in four of us every year. However, when you look at the B.A.M.E. community the rates increase substancially. The Count Me sensus, which was only performed between 2005 and 2010, shows that there is a substantially higher rate of black people and black and white mixed people being detained. With black people having the highest admission rate of six times higher than average in 2010. This, however, doesn’t take into consideration the fact that B.A.M.E. are less likely than white to seek any form of mental health assistance.”
“It was reported in england.shelter.org.uk that black people are more likely to experience homelessness than other ethnic groups, with 1 in every 23 black households becoming homeless as opposed to 1 in every 83 households from those who are not black. In fact, black people make up 3% of the population, but 11% of homeless people. If you put together all B.A.M.E. people they account for 24% of all homeless applications, yet only 11% of households in England.”