Blogs

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

Latest blog articles

  • 7Dec

    Project update: Improving parenting support in Lambeth and Southwark

    The Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) team have been involved in an innovative project over the last three months to explore how we might continue to improve the uptake and impact of parenting programmes in Lambeth and Southwark, supported by the local funder, Impact on Urban Health (IOUH).  The work has been facilitated by Shift […]

  • 7Dec

    Guest blog: Breaking down the effects of the Nationality and Borders Bill

    Seventy years ago, the UK’s leaders helped design a system that would ensure people fleeing persecution could cross borders and rebuild lives in safety in another country. The 1951 Refugee Convention was born in between two wars, one hot, one cold. Minority groups were jailed, oppressed and murdered on an unimaginable scale in the Second […]

  • 7Dec

    Guest blog: The racist ‘Right to Rent’ policy must be scrapped, once and for all

    Over the past three years, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has been involved in legal action against the UK Government’s discriminatory Right to Rent policy, which makes it harder for British ethnic minorities and migrants to rent a home in the UK. Leigh Day Solicitors (the same legal team who represented […]

  • 24Nov

    Parenting: the journey ahead

    I have now been an accredited Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) facilitator for around three years, having delivered numerous face-to-face programmes and more than 50 online programmes! Training to become a facilitator began a journey that led me to join the Race Equality Foundation as a member of staff where I have been leading work […]

  • 9Nov

    Insights from the Race Equality Foundation’s new Research Administrator

    I am thrilled to join the Race Equality Foundation as a Research Administrator. I first came across the work of the Race Equality Foundation as a parent when I completed the Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities (SFSC) parenting programme. I attended both courses: the 6 week online course and the full 13 week in-person course. I […]

  • 19Oct

    New project: Better support for the families of Lambeth and Southwark

    Staff from the Race Equality Foundation’s Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) programme are taking part in a major project over the next six months with Impact on Urban Health, Shift Design Consultants, and the Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities programme to speak directly to parents about their parenting needs and anxieties, find out more about their […]

  • 28Sep

    Parenting as part of Lambeth’s Youth Violence Strategy

    Current delivery of our flagship Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) parenting programme in the London Borough of Lambeth has focused on working with parents of 11-18 year olds as part of the borough’s youth violence strategy.  This has seen Lambeth adopt a new approach to the issue by addressing the fundamental risk factors which cause […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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