The Lambeth Black Caribbean Insight report outlines the findings of research undertaken to gain a better understanding of the Black Caribbean community in Lambeth. 

The Black Caribbean community has played an important role in the history and culture of Lambeth, and continue to do so. It is therefore important that we understand why Black Caribbean people in Lambeth consistently report more dissatisfaction with the council in customer surveys. It builds on a previous exploratory ethnographic study conducted in 2011.

The objectives of this research were:

  1. To test the ethnographic findings – were the findings identified through the ethnographic research really the key drivers underlying persistent lower levels of satisfaction?
  2. To understand how the council can work with Black Caribbean residents to identify solutions that we can take forward together

The report lays out the three major concerns for the Black Caribbean community (lack of support for young people, crime and lack of jobs, followed closely by lack of affordable housing. It highlights the drivers of dissatisfaction and provides some recommendations to address the above issues across the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Social services
  • Education
  • Customer service
  • Leisure and community spaces
  • Planning and regeneration
  • Crime and safety
  • Employment and jobs
  • Equalities agenda
  • Discrimination
  • Distrust and victimisation
  • Engagement and involvement