As Liz Truss takes over as Prime Minister, Jabeer Butt OBE, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation said:
“There’s a new Prime Minister, but the same challenges remain for Britain. Tackling inequalities goes to the heart of many of them. The evidence continues to stack up that racial inequalities in health and social care, housing and many other areas of day-to-day life, combined with the current cost of living crisis, are making life unmanageable for thousands of people. Now is the time for our Government to face facts rather than buzzwords, and engage constructively with these communities and with those of us working on their behalf to change policy and practice, so that we can move forwards as a safer and fairer country, rather than stumble backwards.”
Notes to editors
1. Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07593 454182
2. About the Race Equality Foundation
The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We do this by:
- Exploring what is known about discrimination and disadvantage
- Developing evidence-based better practice to promote equality
- Sharing better practice through educational activities, conferences, written & online material
- Working with national and local partners from the community, voluntary, statutory and social enterprise sectors.
The Foundation was established in 1987 as part of the National Institute for Social Work and was known as the Race Equality Unit. It became an independent charitable organisation in 1995, and in 2006, changed its name to the Race Equality Foundation.
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