New publication

Final report from the Shaping the Future seminar series available now.

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Female Voice in Violence Project

The Female Voice in Violence project assesses the impact of serious youth violence, gangs and serious group offending on women and girls. Take the survey to help us measure awareness and changes to policy and practice as a result of the project and its research

Become a member

ROTA membership is free. ROTA's members are important in all the work we produce. Without your input our publications, events and networks would lack accuracy and depth. Membership will help keep you up to date with the social policy issues affecting BAME communities.

Tamil oral history project

Through the generations: Tamil oral history project is a one-year oral history project narrated and conducted by different generations of Tamils in London.

Race on the Agenda

ROTA is a social policy organisation focused on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
As a BAME-led organisation, all ROTA’s work is based on the principle that those with direct experience of inequality should be central to solutions to address it.

Latest news

We Told You So!

Read the latest blog 'Is “We Told You So!“ by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

n my blog of 6th March 2014, I forecast that the Immigration Act would make private landlords into unpaid and untrained Immigration Officers. The Immigration Act would become “in effect, a charter for racial and other forms of harassment and abuse where people encounter rogue decision-makers (e.g. rogue landlords)”.

We have just been proved right with the Government’s publication of ...... continue >>>

Free two day Equality Act in Kensington & Chelsea

Using the Equality Act 2010

Free two day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities in Kensington & Chelsea.

13th and 17th August 2015

Day one:
Complying with the Equality Act 2010 - 13th August, 9.30am - 4.30pm 
Participants will:
  • Learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010;
  • Learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful;
  • Review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010.

Day two:
Using the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) - 17th August 2015, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Participants will:
  • Learn how to use the PSED to advance equality for BME&R mental health service users;
  • Explore different methods of obtaining and using data to identify racial inequality faced by BME&R people accessing mental health services;
  • Learn to evidence the need for public authorities to work in collaboration with community organisations in order to meet the PSED, which has implications for how public authorities fund and commission services.

To book your place, please complete our online booking form, available here

Priority will be given to those working in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
 
For more information on this course, please contact Ola Omikunle via email ola@voluntarywork.org.uk or call 0208 962 2214.
 

Why the Conservative plan to scrap the European Human Rights Act could be bad news for BME rights in the UK

Read the latest blog 'Why the Conservative plan to scrap the European Human Rights Act could be bad news for BME rights in the UK' by Rob Cole, ROTA Voluntter.

The Conservative plan to replace the European Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights could be disastrous for BME communities who enjoy the protection granted by European authorities against...... continue >>>

How to talk about immigration

British Future’s new report ‘How To Talk About Immigration‘ sets out the challenges for all sides when it comes to discussing and regaining trust on one of the most hotly contested issue in British politics.

The pattern of falling trust, in politicians of every party, leads many to assume that the politics of immigration offer an impossible conundrum, one in which the public are assumed to be wholly ‘anti’ migration and whoever talks toughest has the best chance of connecting with them – an assumption that the steady rise of UKIP has done nothing to assuage.  

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Racism in the delivery of mental health services - Guest blog by Suman Fernando

For many years, black and some other minority ethnic groups have been badly served by our mental health services. Some of the problems can be attributed to the fact that services have not adapted adequately to the fact that the understanding of what is ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ is culturally determined and ‘one size does not fit all’. However, there has been......continue >>>>

aMASE community survey

The aMASE community study is an online survey. It focuses on the barriers to accessing health care for migrant communities. The survey is open to all migrants, whether they are living with HIV or not. Information from this study will be used to help plan services and ensure that the best care is available for everyone in Europe, no matter where they come from.

ROTA is promoting this important survey of health care for migrant communities.  Please encourage your members to participate in the survey.

The community survey takes around 15 minutes to complete. To take part you just have to be aged 18 or over and living outside your country of birth. Taking part will make a difference to you, your family and your community. Take part in the community study.

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