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Mapping exercise

Between Sept 2013 – Feb 2014, ROTA has been working with West London Mental Health Trust to identify some of the support needs of the Tamil population leaving in West London. The information obtained from this work has been used to inform a small mapping report, available here . Meanwhile the findings from the mapping have helped to shape the framework of research that ROTA will commence from April 2014, looking more in-depth at the mental health support needs of Tamil people.Read more

Project overview

Year 1

During year one of the Healthy, Mobilised and BAME, service users have been involved in English language lessons, ICT sessions and also taking part in aerobics and sewing sessions. Further training and support has been provided focused on holding public authorities to account in Ealing and Hounslow. 65 BAME people have also been involved in three separate mental health awareness sessions in Southall. June and July saw 10 community outreach officers receive specialist training around the mental health act, Mental Capacity Act and Human...Read more

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

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