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This free course, Meeting minority needs, will help you understand how it is possible to meet the needs of a particular minority community: the Chinese who live in Northern Ireland. The audio file outlines some of the problems that this community are facing as well as describing the differences experienced by older Chinese inhabitants who require care and support.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand how minority communities require different types of support from caring agencies.
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Meeting minority needs
This course will help you understand how it is possible to meet the needs of a particular minority community – the Chinese who live in Northern Ireland. The audio clips will give you an opportunity to listen to some first hand experiences and discover some of the problems that this community are facing. You will also hear about the needs of the community in terms of care and support, particularly in terms of meeting the needs of older Chinese inhabitants.
The audio file was recorded in 2000.
Participants in the audio programme:
Helen Robinson is the presenter;
Anna Watson is the director of the Chinese Welfare Association, Northern Ireland;
Lily Braid is a member of the Chinese Welfare Association, Northern Ireland;
Al is a member of a Chinese family in Northern Ireland. Al requested that a pseudonym be used for him to protect his family's privacy.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Social Care courses or view the range of currently available OU Social Care courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February 2016
Last updated on: Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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