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Experiences of Ethnic Minorities in Cancer Care: Opportunity to share your voice

Patient surveys in England have shown that cancer patients from ethnic minority backgrounds tend to have different experiences to White British patients when receiving cancer care support. For example, some ethnic minority groups are less likely to report being treated with respect and dignity in hospital or receiving support from GPs and nurses.

brap, an equality charity based in Birmingham ( www.brap.org.uk ) is undertaking a project on behalf of NHS England to better understand the experience of cancer patients from ethnic minority...Read more

Young People Together for Employment Rights workshop

More than a third of Black and Minority Ethnic Refugee (BMER) workers in the UK have faced bullying, abuse and racial discrimination by employers, while BMER young people, in particular, are much more likely to be underemployed and to find themselves in precarious employment (such as zero hours contracts) subject to short-notice hour-reductions. These worrying facts together with the fast-rise of increasingly complex and devious employment practices have informed our objective to address the knowledge-gap BMER young people face upon entering employment and to provide them with the tools to...Read more

Submission on Mental Health Equality in North West London in Response to Clinical Commissioning Group drafting of 2018 Equality Objectives

This is an outline of the discussions and points raised at our alternative consultation event: “Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say” on 12 June 2018 as well as REAP’s Networking Conference: “Building New Lives: Refugees in West London” and outreach within our networks outside those events. The response was co-produced with people from BAMER backgrounds with mental health support needs, BAMER community organisations and local councillors

This submission response specifically addresses how the eight CCGs in NWL (Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon,...Read more

Next steps in the Mental Health Equality Campaign

In follow up of our alternative consultation event ‘ Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say ’ feeding into North West London (NWL) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)’s Equality Objectives [L1] and the Open Letter we sent to newly elected London Councillors to call for mental health equality for people from Black, Asian and Minority, Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) backgrounds[L2] , we are now organising our...Read more

2019 GSK IMPACT Awards - Core funding and free training for health charities

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to: www....Read more

ROTA's and Race Equality Foundation's submission to the Mental Health Act Review 2018

ROTA's and Race Equality Foundation's submission to the Mental Health Act Review 2018. Following on from a wide consultation and our Institutional Racism and the Mental Health Act Review conference on 1st June 2018, hosted at University of East London. Read the submission HERE .

We would be grateful if you could show your support by signing up here, and tweeting #MHEquality #MentalHealth4AllRead more

Fundamentals of Counselling training gets accreditation from OCN

Open College Network has this month given our training provided to refugee communities an accreditation at entry level 3. This training is provided by our Active Lives, Healthy Minds Project to our refugee community partners. The main objective of the project is to prevent admission to acute mental health services by providing community based mental health and well being support services to members of refugee communities. To this end the training provides basic counselling skills to volunteers providing,...Read more

Resident voices: How do we get social housing management right?

Since the disastrous fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, serious questions have been raised about whether social housing residents are adequately involved in decisions which affect their homes. The London Assembly Housing Committee is investigating how social housing residents are involved in the management of their homes across London.

Our Senior Policy Officer, Poornima Karunacadacharan, spoke on the 'Legislative duties and gaps - what change is needed to protect all residents', at the meeting which took place on 24th May 2018.

Webcast of meeting is available to watch...Read more

June 2018 ROTA Policy E-Newsletter

Read the latest June edition of our Policy E-Newsletter now available HERE . This is our quarterly newsletter full of information about our work and what is happening around the sector in relation to race equality.

If you have something you would like to include and publicise in our next issue, scheduled for September 2018, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur@rota.org.uk or...Read more

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