Research Publications

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ROTA and EHRC (March 2019) Following Grenfell: Grenfell residents’ access to public services and support

Following Grenfell: Grenfell residents’ access to public services and support

Race on the Agenda has carried out research, in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), to look at the human rights and equality dimensions of the Grenfell fire tragedy in June 2017. The purpose of the research has been to determine if the State is fulfilling its duties under human rights and equality law.

This report presents the lived experience of people who were affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.  It shows the difficulties they have faced in accessing advice and support services such as housing, immigration, welfare support and healthcare.

ROTA (November 2018) Brexit for BAME Britain: Investigating the impact

Brexit for BAME Britain: Investigating the impack

Findings from ROTA’s briefing with Rabia Mirza and Dr Irum Shehreen Ali finds the overall impact of Brexit on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities will be negative, both economically and for community relations if the government does not change track. Using the data and projections available we find that BAME communities are in a triple bind: socioeconomically worse off than their white counterparts; blamed for economic insecurity and ‘cultural change’; and, as a result, the main targets of hate crime as visible minorities.

ROTA (January 2017) Where are the BAME Trustees?


Preliminary findings from ROTA suggest that BAME people are among the least-represented group as Trustees of charities, in the UK.  The Boards of many mainstream voluntary sector organisations have few or no BAME trustees. Although the charities in our survey were aware of the need to increase diversity amongst their trustees, there was little evidence that positive steps were being taken to address this issue.

Learn more about the reasons why this may be happening, and what ROTA hopes to do to improve the level of BAME representation in our report

ROTA (December 2013) Shaping the future: Getting the best for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People - Seminar series report

Between November 2011 and October 2013 ROTA delivered the Shaping the Future seminar series, which considered some of the main challenges facing London’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) children and young people, following a difficult economic period and wide-spread policy reforms and


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