Equalities Board Publications

This is where you can find reports and guides written by the Equalities Board team and Equalities Board members. All reports that we produce also have simpler summaries that we try to make accessible for people with different needs.

NEW: Equalities and Ageing Digest #1 - Corvid-19 Unequal Impacts

From April to March, as part of the transition and legacy phase of the Equalities Board, we will produce a series of short papers digesting and taking an equalities perspective on a topic of interest to older people. Each paper will also be published as a PDF, and we will make a simpler summary available as a PDF.


How we make more accessible summaries of research reports

In July 2019 EB members took part in a focus group on how to make research reports more accessible. You can read about the focus group and what we discussed here.

Accessing our research reports

Wherever possible we publish screen-reader friendly pdf documents. We can also make word documents available if you need one. If you cannot access one of our publications please contact us by emailing clare.bonetree@lgbt.foundation.

Scroll down to read and download these Equalities Board publications:

  • 2020: Value of Small Community-Led Equalities Research, and simpler summary - an evaluation of the Ageing Equally? shorter research projects by Equalities Board member organisations
  • 2020: "Ageing Equally?" Equalities Board Research Reports 2019, and simpler summaries - shorter Ageing Equally? research project reports by Equalities Board member organisations
  • 2019: How to Work Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly, and more accessible summary - Ambition for Ageing briefing paper by Equalities Board team, drawing out learning from the 2019 equalities review process
  • 2018: Equalities Board Research Reports 2018, and more accessible summaries - reports from Equalities Board member organisations short research projects
  • 2017: Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities - briefing paper produced by Ambition for Ageing based on research by Equalities Board staff



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The Value of Small Community-Led Equalities Research

This report evaluates what the Equalities Board learned from managing the five "Ageing Equally?" research projects that were done by Equalities Board member organisations. There is also a simpler summary of the research report.

The Value of Small Community-Led Equalities Research

Simpler summary of The Value of Small Community-Led Equalities Research


"Ageing Equally?" Equalities Board Research projects

In 2019 Ambition for Ageing commissioned 15 research projects to find out "What makes a neighbourhood age-friendly for people from minority communities?" The Equalities Board commissioned and managed five research projects by Equalities Board member organisations. These are their reports

Click on the links below to download the reports and summaries.

Ethnic Health Forum: "Social and Cultural Barriers to Accessing Services Within Bedoun (Stateless) Arabic Speaking Communities"

EHF researched barriers to accessing services for older people in the Kuwaiti Bedoun community in Central Manchester,

Ethnic Health Forum full report

Ethnic Health Forum simpler summary

Europia: "Skills and Assets of Polish People Aged 50+ in Greater Manchester"

Europia researched the assets and skills of Polish people aged 50+ across Greater Manchester.

Europia full report

Europia simpler summary

St George's Centre: "What Makes A Neighbourhood A Good Place to Grow Older for People With Mental Health Issues?"

St George's Centre in Bolton researched what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood for older people with long term mental illness who live in the BL1 postcode area of Bolton.

St George's Centre full report

St George's Centre simpler summary

Visible Outcomes: "Our Elders, Our Salford"

Visible Outcomes, a refugee-support organisation, researched what makes an age-friendly neighbourhood for refugees over 50 years old who live in Salford.

Visible Outcomes full report

Visible Outcomes simpler summary

Wai Yin: "On Lok Wo 安樂窩 - A Safe and Happy Home"

Wai Yin researched what Chinese older people, especially disabled people and those who speak different community languages, need for wellbeing in old age.

Wai Yin full report

Wai Yin simpler summary

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How to Work Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly

This briefing document is a more accessible version of our Amition for Ageing briefing document Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly, which is a summary of what the Equalities Board has learned about how to build age-friendly communities, and work with equalities, in a way that is fully inclusive of people from marginalised and minority communities.

Click here to download our simpler briefing document.

Click here to go to the AfA website to download our original briefing document.

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Equalities Board Research Projects 2018

In September 2017, Ambition for Ageing gave the Equalities Board some money for five community groups to research issues that are important to those communities. The projects ran from November 2017 - February 2018. The Equalities Board team produced more accessible summaries of each report.

Click on the links below to download the reports and summaries:

Europia : “Life experiences and challenges of Polish migrants over 50”

Europia final research report

Europia more accessible research summary

Henshaws Community Services : Out of Sight

Henshaws final research report

Henshaws more accessible research summary

Manchester Deaf Centre : “Ageing Deaf Access”

Manchester Deaf Centre final research report

Manchester Deaf Centre more accessible report summary

Manchester People First : “Join Us, Join In”

Manchester People First final research report

Ideas for better meetings guide

Making Information easier for everyone guide

Manchester People First more accessible report summary

Wai Yin : “Sat Cung 失聰 – Hearing Loss”

Wai Yin final research report

Wai Yin more accessible research summary

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Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities

This briefing document looks at how asset-based community development (ABCD) approaches can exacerbate (make worse) inequalities within communities. The report's recommendations include:

  • people from marginalised groups need support to be involved in designing projects and mapping assets in their communities
  • it is helpful to target marginalised and minority groups, and more socially isolated people to make asset mapping and co-production more meaningful
  • well-planned processes for meaningful participation are important, but they take time and need good support.

This briefing draws on work across the AFA programme, including by the Equalities Team.

Click here to download a copy of the briefing document.