The phrase ‘Cultural Diversity’ means a range of different societies or peoples with different origins, religions and traditions all living and interacting together. Britain has benefited from diversity throughout its long history and is currently one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world!
The food we eat, the music we listen to, and the clothes we wear have all been influenced by different cultures coming into Britain. Ethnic food, for example, is part of an average British diet. One of Britain’s favourite dishes is Indian Curry. Britons have enjoyed Curry for a surprisingly long time- the first curry on a menu was in 1773!
Even English is based on the languages spoken by Anglo-Saxons, Scandinavian Vikings and Norman French invaders, with words added from the languages of other immigrants over the years!
In Britain today there is an estimated ‘ethnic minority’ population of just over 4 million. We live in a country rich in cultural heritage; but the value in this diversity is sometimes not fully seen.
Valuing our diverse culture in Britain today is all about understanding and respecting other peoples beliefs and ways of life (as we would expect someone to respect ours). It is about supporting individuals in keeping their cultural traditions alive and appreciating the fact that all these different cultural traditions will enrich British life both today and in the future.
Cultural diversity in Britain goes as far back as the history books go! In fact it is only when we consider our history that we get a true picture of how diverse Britain today really is.
London – one of the most popular capital cities in the world. We are all so lucky to be here, to experience the vibrating pulse of this amazing metropolis, to observe the variety of cultures and to live among such different people. Our team at Brightside Dental is one of the best examples of a successful mix, we are diverse and we enjoy every single different trait we each have.
Our clients are delighted to be greeted in their native language as well as in English and it’s so satisfying to put a smile on a sad face with only a “Bonjour”, “Buenos Dias”, “Dzień dobry” or a “Salam Alaikum”.
At Brightside Dental we speak a wide variety of languages alongside with English such as Polish, Gujarati, Romanian, Spanish, Arabic, Iranian, Afrikaans and Welsh.
Not only do we enjoy sharing our cultural experiences within the team but we also encourage it when communicating with all of the people we work with – clients, partners, friends, suppliers.
Some people might say we are only here to treat dental problems, but Brightside is after so much more than that. We are here to bring smiles and what better way of doing that than inspiring confidence? The approach is therefore different for each individual and we know that, we embrace it and we work around it. If you want to know more about our team follow this link: https://www.brightsidedental.co.uk/dental-team-bounds-green.html