Race on the Agenda: Supplement 29 (Summer 2006) Delivering Services - BAME Communities

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Delivering Services - BAME Communities


  1. Editorial
    Dinah Cox, Chief Executive, ROTA
  2. London Irish Community - From 12th Century Onwards
    Tish Collins, Director, London Irish Women's Centre
  3. The Changing Chinese Community in London
    Tom Lam, Information, Policy & Research, LCCN
  4. African Caribbean Communities in London
    Esther Stanford, Freelance Consultant and Educator
  5. An Irish context and perspective
    Seán Hutton, Community Policy Officer, Federation of Irish Societies
  6. Charedi Communities & the Voluntary Sector - An Overview
    Melanie Danan, Policy and Regeneration Manager, Interlink
  7. The Albanian-Speaking Community in the UK
    Caroline ffrench Blake, Director, Albanian Youth Action and Xhevat Ademi Education Community & Youth Leader, Albanian Youth Action
  8. A Reflection of Indian Communities in London
    Buddhdev Pandya, Senior Policy Development Officer, Confederation of Indian Organisations (UK)


A Reflection of Indian Communities in London

Buddhdev Pandya, Senior Policy Development Officer, Confederation of Indian Organisations

London with its rich diversity of ethnic minorities is home to almost half the UK population of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people. Ethnic minorities represent over 40 per cent of London's total population. Over 41% of the people of Indian origin of their national population of 1,053,411 live in the Capital.

The Confederation of Indian Organisations (CIO) (UK), addresses the needs of a diverse ...


The Albanian Speaking Community in the UK

Caroline Ffrench Blake and Xhevat Ademi, Albanian Youth Action

Background and Origin

Up to the mid 1990s, only a small number of ethnic Albanians have lived in the UK. During the Second World War a wave of immigrants left Albania, with some coming to the UK as well as America, Australia and other countries. There are not many of this generation alive now, and their children and grandchildren are indistinguishable from the host population, except from their recognisable Albanian names. Later, there was a massive migration out of Albania at the time of the fall of communism in 1991, mainly to Greece, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Immigration specifically to the UK dated mostly from the late nineties following the civil war in Albania and the emptying of the armories. Some 800 children died in 1997 and many more were injured, as a direct result of the widespread use of weapons by the general population, including the under 18s. The first individuals to arrive in the UK were largely...


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