Who we are

We are a national charity tackling racial inequality in public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

We believe that everyone should be provided with the opportunities to flourish.

We were established in 1987 as part of the National Institute for Social Work (NISW) and were first known as the Race Equality Unit. We became an independent charitable organisation in 1995. In 2006, we changed our name to the Race Equality Foundation.

Meet our team

Our vision

A future where race equality is a priority in public policy, planning and services, leading to better involvement, experiences and outcomes for Black, Asian and minority ethnic people.

What we do

We:

  • explore what is known about discrimination and disadvantage
  • develop evidence-based better practice to promote equality
  • disseminate better practice through educational activities, conferences, written material and websites
  • work with national and local partners from the community, voluntary, statutory and social enterprise sectors

Our values

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Respect

We meet people where they are and treat them as we would want to be treated.

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Integrity

We do the right thing even if it is challenging.

3.

Rigor

We always look at the evidence and keep an open mind.

4.

Collaboration

We welcome the input of others and believe that we are better together.

5.

Transformation

We empower ourselves and others to create positive change.

Our work

Health and care
Children and families
Housing
Community

Our impact

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in-depth research briefings and reports on racial inequality
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partnerships with organisations on projects to change policy and practice
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parents and children’s lives improved through our award-winning Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities parenting programme
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Who we work with