The Bangladeshi Regeneration Council in England & Wales
Bangladeshi Community Sector in UK: Negative community politics, language barriers and poor communications, management, project development and fundraising skills means that many Bangladesh Community Sector Organisations are unable to fully express their community's needs or present their organisations well to funders, stakeholders and partners.
The 2011 UK Census recorded nearly half-a-million residents of Bangladeshi ethnicity forming one of the UK's largest group of people of overseas descent and are also one of the country's youngest and fastest growing communities. Annually, the British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration celebrates the work of leading British Bangladeshi figures who are helping shape Britain for the better with their ideas, example, talent and success.
Despite some notable sucesscess within the community, Bangladeshis have the highest overall relative poverty rate of any ethnic group in the UK with 51% of Bangladeshis living in low income households. Within the past four decades, the community has been faced with poor employment prospects, poor health and poor living conditions compared to all other ethnic groups. According to the Casey Report 2016, the Bangladeshi community lives through many challenges including;
- 28% of Bangladeshi population live in most deprived 10% of communities
- 51% on low income if head of household is Bangladeshi
- 57% of 16-64 women are inactive...compared with 25.2% White and 38.5% of others.
- 99% live in an urban area mainly London, Birmingham and Manchester
- Lower mobility than White groups
- 3 times more likely to be unemployed than White population
- Twice level of reported prejudice at interviews compared with White interviewees
- Highest tax credit households (with Pakistani community)
- Lowest levels of English language proficiency
- Ethnic group most likely not to have used the internet (10.7%)
- 43.8% women not speak English well (Men 19.6%%)
- 50% of Bangladeshi children are in schools with a majority of minority ethnic groups