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Language & Ethnicity

CVS and the LSP met on 29 March 2007 to work through the needs and establish possible solutions to the wider needs of the community especially for those from Ethnic Minorities. This page outlines a broad selection of the issues raised; brief notes:

'Ethnic' Groups in Harrogate area listed alphabetically by country

 
2007

2008

Bangladesh
Bosnia
China
France
French Canadian
Germany
India
Iran
Ireland
Lithuania
Nigeria
Pakistan
Poland
Scotland
South Africa
USA
Wales
Zimbabwe

Also:
Belarus
Bulgaria
Philipines
Romania
Zambia

 

 

 

 


Employers and groups with large Ethnic Groups
Hospital
Menwith Hill
...

Drivers for action to raise support levels to Ethnic Groups
Finance - responding to need
Government targets
Welcome
...

Issues requiring resolution
Housing
Travel: many traveling from Leeds - impact on transport systems
Abuse; people unaware of employment rights, culture, norms with regard to everyday living
Access to useful information; unaware of what information is available nor where to find it
Language barriers
Refugees [Refugee Access website]
Asylum seekers
Organisations offering support running before they can walk
Duplication of services available
A tendancy for support agencies to react quickly rather than identify needs, plan thoroughly and deliver wisely
Balancing traditional research methods with appropriate communication with new cultural groups
Perceptions and false perceptions

Revised April 2008 to also include:
Trust
Vulnerability
Isolation
The need for meeting places and places to mix (other than the local pub)
Third Party Reporting Centres, allowing the safe reporting of concerns, issues and crimes
Continued need fior vigilance, advising the Fire service of potential home hazards, overcrowding and related issues

The place of the Citizens Advice Bureau
"Once people come through our door, we're able to help. Our problem is getting people to find us, although CAB is known internationally."

Meeting place venues
Venues used for ME gfroups and linked events include:
St Robert's RC Parish Centre, Grove Road school, HOPE Centre

Churches
Issues specific to churches: What training do our welcome/ushers/stewards teams need? What is available? Any models of good practice?

More info
Population groups by Political Ward in Harrogate. (pdf file, external link).
Population groups projection by Nina Muir, Harrogate CVS and Yorkshire Futures Regional Intelligence Network (pdf; includes the grid on the right)
NYFVO Ethnic Minorities report (pdf, 1.82MB, table 4 page 15 onwards)
Harrogate CVS Forums report (2006)

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