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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.

Please click on the link below to lobby a member of the House of Lords over the Immigration Bill:

http://www.voice4change-england.co.uk/content/lobby-peer

This page will randomly generate one of several Peers we have identified as those to be lobbied to vote for progressive amendments as the Immigration Bill passes through the Lords.

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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 >>> Read more

Neither here nor there!

This is a short video gathered as part of ROTA’s HLF funded project which took a look at some of the mental health issues experienced by the Tamil population.

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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 >>> Read more

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 >>> Read more

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 >>>

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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.

However, there was overwhelming consensus that this progress was not enough; BAME children and young people still...Read more

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...Read more

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