Race equality in the community, health, and housing
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We seek to explore what is known about discrimination and disadvantage, and to use this evidence to develop interventions that overcome barriers and promote race equality in health, housing and social care.

Issue 51, June 2017

Content: Our Work I Health I Housing I Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities I Community  I 

'First Steps' project launched and Air Quality briefing

Our new London-focused project First Steps has been launched. With the support of the City Bridge Trust, the programme aims to support and provide infrastructure support to voluntary and community sector organisations in London working with children, young people and families.

The first briefing of the new project on Air Quality and equalities has just been produced. The first Safeguarding and equalities training will be held on 11th July.

For further information on this work contact Tracey Bignall via email tracey@racefound.org.uk or phone 0207 428 1884 

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How diversity and deprivation affect health

The Guys and St Thomas' Charity have published research on peoples' experiences of health in Lambeth and Southwark. In particular, it looks at how diversity, deprivation and the urban environment interact with each other. The paper references work by the Foundation on private rented housing, ethnicity and health.

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Cold homes and fuel poverty seminar

The Race Equality Foundation, in partnership with University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Ulster University.  This is part of a series of seminars on fuel poverty and its effects on health. The event will be on 8th November at the Race Equality Foundation in London.

The event will focus on black and minority ethnic people, as well as migrants and their experience of fuel poverty.  The seminar will explore what is known about these communities’ experience of fuel poverty from academic research, from the experience and evidence of practitioners as well as from those working in and with communities.

For further information on this work contact Samir Jeraj via email samir@racefound.org.uk or telephone 020 74028 1886


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The Foundation deploys the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities programme throughout the UK and internationally. There are upcoming training dates in London:

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NHS England looking for a representative

NHS England are looking for a member of the public to become part of the stakeholder group on their Patient Online service. The main role is to ensure that patient voice is heard within the programme. Details can be found here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/opportunities/

Black and minority ethnic workers more likely to be in insecure jobs

Research from the Trades Union Congress has found black and minority ethnic workers are more likely to be in temporary work or on zero-hours contracts. One in 13 black and minority ethnic workers are in insecure work, compared to one in 20 white workers. The research also finds that the problem is growing quickly, with black and minority ethnic workers and particularly women experiencing a higher rise in insecure work. 

Election Work

CORE and several allied organisations have produced election manifestos and asks in the run up to the 8th June General Election. 

You can find them here and the CORE manifesto is at: https://www.raceequality2017.org.uk/ 

The Foundation also worked with Children England and WRC on highlighting the continued impact of austerity on families.

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