Multi Cultural Segration

Why do ethnic minority groups segregate themselves in one area?

Measures taken to reduce segregation in Birmingham

Strategies to reduce ethnic segregation

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MultiCultural Segregation
Segregation: Occurs when people of a particular ethnic group choose to live with others
from the same ethnic group separating themselves from other groups
Why do ethnic minority groups segregate themselves in one area?
Support from other ­ safe, secure, religion, language
Familiar culture
Facilities ­ Mosques, food available (culture)
Strength in numbers ­ stronger voice e.g. Sparkbrook, Birmingham CCTV put up in
this area.
Employment ­ Low paid jobs (informal sector, unskilled jobs)
Measures taken to reduce segregation in Birmingham
Improving education provision
Opportunities in deprived areas
English can be a second language (EAC)
Increasing employment
Ensuring basic skills ­ learning English
Increasing community involvement
Providing facilities ­ e.g. Bath Place Leamington Spa
Strategies to reduce ethnic segregation
Make sure everyone can access information about services e.g. print leaflets in a
variety of languages
Improve communications ­ councils
Providing interpreters
Making sure there are suitable services for different cultures e.g. providing same sex
doctors

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