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Lobby-a-Lord over Immigration Bill

Make your voice heard to stop Immigration Bill creating a "hostile environment" for immigrants and all people of colour.

Peers are left to head off racist Bill

Read the latest blog 'Peers are left to head off racist Bill' by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

Yet again we are at the mercy of the House of Lords.  After the Immigration Bill passed the House of Commons with only 16 MPs voting against it, we are again in the situation where we are reliant on the House of Lords to head off damaging, dangerous and badly thought-through legislation.  continue >>>

The Council of Somali Organisations shows the way

Read the latest blog 'The Council of Somali Organisations shows the way' by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

I recently attended an inspiring conference that brought together Somali community organisations with a variety of service providers organised by the Council for Somali Organisations. Many community organisations are unable to...... continue >>>

Government response to the consultation ‘Judicial review: proposals for further reform’

On 5 February 2014, the Ministry of Justice published the Government response to the consultation ‘Judicial review: proposals for further reform’.

The Immigration Bill – it just gets worse!

Read the latest blog 'The Immigration Bill – it just gets worse!' by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

The Immigration Bill is without doubt the most damaging piece of legislation for race equality and community relations that has gone before Parliament in the last 30 years. It is now over...... continue >>>

Welcome to 2014!

Read the latest blog by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

Well here we are in January 2014 and the tidal wave of Romanian and Bulgarian benefit tourists hasn’t materialised. Farcical New Year scenes at Luton Airport of MPs and journalists staking out arrivals from half empty planes arriving from Sofia and Bucharest (and discovering two new arrivals both of whom had already been offered jobs), shows how laughable discussions about immigration have...... continue >>>

 

Final report from the Shaping the Future seminar series available now

Between November 2011 and October 2013 ROTA delivered the Shaping the Future seminar series, which considered some of the main challenges facing London’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) children and young people, following a difficult economic period and wide-spread policy reforms and public spending cuts. The 500 participants agreed some progress had been made in addressing racial inequality in our country since Stephen Lawrence was tragically murdered in 1993.

London for All, LVSC's London Councils' commission 2013-15

London for All’ is a London Councils’ funded project designed to capacity build London’s voluntary and community sector.

‘London for All’  can help your organisation strengthen its knowledge and skills, work more effectively and efficiently, deliver more accessible services and better support service users.

The partnership project led by London Voluntary Service Council offers insight and learning from a collective 200 years of experience, plus understanding of the practical application of such expertise.

‘London for All’ partners include Race on the Agenda, Women’s Resource Centre, Lasa, HEAR and LVSC.
 

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Equality Duty: Best Practice Case Study of the Week – 9 December 2013

9 December 2013

 

NHS Centre improves equality data collection

 

The Wales NHS Centre for Equality and Human Rights undertook a patient equality monitoring project. This has:

  • developed a minimum data set that is inclusive of all six equality strands
  • facilitated the necessary technical changes to be made to the patient information systems operating across NHS Wales
  • delivered training on data collection for front line staff.

Pilots were undertaken before services were obliged to collect the data. It is anticipated that the data will be fundamentally important to the assessment of policy impact on different groups. The next challenge for the organisation involved will be to ensure that the data is analysed and used to inform service design and delivery.

For more information visit the NHS Wales website.

This resource has been developed in partnership with the Race Equality Foundation (REF) and was collated by Leander Neckles, Equanomics UK.

Another attack on multiculturalism

Read the latest blog by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.
 
David Cameron has launched another attack on multiculturalism as part of his attack on Islamist extremism. “Timid politicians with a ‘misplaced’ fear of offending.....continue >>>

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