Research Report – No Barriers Here: for people excluded by identity, culture, ethnicity and race

In March 2023, No Barriers Here published a research report based on a two-year qualitative study led by The Mary Stevens Hospice, in partnership with Dudley NHS Foundation Trust and funded by NHS Charities Together.

This report exists to share the stories and lived experience of people who are often outside of the margins of palliative care systems. It acknowledges the racism, discrimination, direct and indirect bias and underrepresentation that people from minoritized ethnic communities experience when trying to navigate or access complex care systems. We advise that the report findings and recommendations for practice are to be used at an individual, place-based and system-wide level.

Every stage of this research study was developed, guided and challenged by each and every member of the co-production team and this report is authored on behalf of every member.

Read the full report here:

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