The Count Me In Survey highlights over representation and the extensive use of community treatment orders for black and minority ethnic patients and service users. They face stigma and discrimination and black people – even with medication and limited access to therapies – are still seen as mad, bad and dangerous, the survey reveals. As a society we cannot tolerate this.
Patrick Vernon, Chief Executive, The Afiya Trust, a national charity working to reduce health and social care inequalities for racialised groups.
(The Care Quality Commission’s ‘Count Me In’ survey found 22% of the 30,500 people receiving in-patient care in England and Wales were from ethnic minorities …Based on the 2001 UK Census, ethnic minorities form just 9% of the UK population.)