Blogs

Informative and engaging articles from across the Race Equality Foundation, as well as external contributions.

Latest blog articles

  • 16Sep

    Guest blog: Silence of the Creaking Wagons – Gypsies, Travellers and the Criminalisation of Trespass

    In what has become par for the course of successive Governments, the current Government, its Home Office and in parts the Opposition have set Gypsy, Traveller and nomadic communities in their sights once again. The Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 (PCSC) is a 300-page proposal to overhaul the Criminal Justice System. The […]

  • 13Sep

    Parenting programme under the microscope

    Delivering SFSC in a research study The Race Equality Foundation’s Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Programme (SFSC) is currently the subject of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded research study, led by UCL.  Supporting programmes to take part in this research has been part of the role of the Race Equality Foundation and its […]

  • 5Jul

    Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

    Exploration of how well race and ethnicity has been addressed by the Review of Children’s Social Care: A Case for Change… what does this mean for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities? The response analyses the key themes in the review touching on the greater inequalities for children from Black, Asian and minority backgrounds and the overrepresentation […]

  • 25Jun

    Producing Injustice: Progressive Review

    Conclusions by the Independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities undermined the role of racism in 21st century Britain, against the weight of evidence and lived experience. The articles in this edition of IPPR Progressive Review, guest edited by Race on the Agenda and Jabeer Butt our CE, give an alternative account of racial disparities. Taken as a […]

  • 24Jun

    Blog on the recently published LeDeR report

    The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Report detailed the gross inequalities faced by Black, Asian or minority ethnic people with learning disabilities. This blog on the recent report reflects on the evidence, and makes suggestions about what needs to be done to address the comparatively poorer experiences and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority people with learning […]

  • 16Jun

    Disability Briefing Paper

    Our Disability briefing paper by Christine-Koulla Burke, Director at The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, has been published today. It examines the evidence on health inequalities experienced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic people with a learning disability. “Implicit bias presents a further disadvantage to people with a learning disability, more so to those from […]

  • 14Jun

    Education Briefing Paper

    Our Education briefing paper by Professor Vini Lander, Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University, has been published today. It explores how the impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students has accentuated longstanding disparities in education. “Teachers from BAME communities, whilst attending to their own risks […]

  • 25May

    Racism and Housing Article

    Our Cheif Executive Jabeer Butt OBE was recently featured in Inside Housing’s new series Racism and Housing. The recent shocking exposés about damp, mouldy, and unsanitary conditions in social housing in the national media sparked an investigation by the Housing Ombudsman. This article on how race impacts on people’s chances of living in a damp […]

  • 12May

    Children and Families Briefing Paper

    Our Children and families briefing paper by Dr Anita Mehay, Improvement Fellow, The Health Foundation and Senior Research Associate UCL, has just been published. It explores the impact of Covd-19 on families with children particularly the societal inequalities and greater risk of falling into further poverty as a wider consequence of Covid-19. “It is likely that […]

  • 1Apr

    Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

    Governments denial of institutional racism The long awaited Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was finally published this week. It explored ethnic and race disparities within health, employment, education, and the criminal justice system. When we were first notified that there would be a report, we were sceptical, but engaged by submitting evidence. This said, […]

  • 3Aug

    Study with UCL on COVID-19 and Ethnicity

    University College London (UCL), has received £1.4 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant groups, and how to tackle it in community settings, and the Race Equality Foundation is a partner […]

  • 30Jul

    Better support for BAME people living with Dementia

    Race Equality Foundation has been awarded a grant by the Department of Health and Social Care to lead a programme with Black South West Network, Caribbean African Health Network and Friends Families and Travellers, to work with 21 voluntary and community organisations to support black, Asian, and minority ethnic people living with dementia and their […]

  • 2Jul

    Coronavirus (Covid-19): the virus that exposed structural racism

    Nigel de Noronha, Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham explains how mainstream statistical analyses of COVID–19 masked the impact of structural racism. Reports on the disproportionate number of deaths from Covid-19 amongst black and  minority ethnic people in the UK highlight stark health inequalities. The report from the Office for National Statistics on Covid-19 […]

  • 2Jul

    Job: Policy and Practice Officer

    Race Equality Foundation promotes race equality in social support (what families and friends do for each other) and social care (what ‘workers’ do for people who need support).  We do this by exploring what we know about discrimination and disadvantage.  We also develop interventions that will overcome barriers and promote equality.  Finally, we disseminate good […]

  • 29Jun

    New easy words and pictures information leaflet on COVID-19

    Read the information leaflet. We have produced this with Lewisham Advocacy Project and Learning Disability England to provide information on COVID-19 in easy words and pictures.

  • 26Jun

    New report calls for immediate action on COVID testing for black and minority ethnic communities

    Read the full briefing. Our latest briefing with the New Policy Institute examines the data behind Public Health England’s two recent reports. While the reports themselves were limited, the data is of a quality that means we can draw powerful conclusions about the inequalities facing black and minority ethnic people and the urgency of an […]

  • 29May

    Reflections on the impact of Covid-19 on the Chinese community in Manchester

    Throughout the pandemic lockdown we have heard of issues of inequality and racism targeting the Asian communities, and particularly the Chinese community. Once such example of a racist incident and the challenges of supporting people from the Chinese community is described by Circle Steelethe Chief Executive Officer of Wai Yin Society, a large registered charity […]

  • 21May

    COVID-19: What employers do (or don’t do) makes a big difference

    There is much we don’t yet know about COVID 19. But we know enough to do much better in limiting its spread amongst health and social care staff. The number of deaths amongst health and social care workers alone is much higher that the annual average total number of UK workers dying from ALL accidents […]

  • 18May

    Funding awarded to develop online version of the SFSC parenting programme

    The Foundation has been awarded a grant by the London Community Response Fund to develop an online version of our Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) parenting programme, so that parents can continue to get support even when they cannot attend face to face programmes due to the current context of lockdown and social distancing. The […]

  • 14May

    Queen Mary COVID-19 study

    Seif Shaheen from Queen Mary, University of London It has become apparent that adults from black and minority ethnic communities in the UK are more likely than Whites to develop COVID-19 infection, to experience more severe infection, and to die from it. Furthermore, the majority of health care workers who have died from COVID-19 have […]

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