latest news & announcements

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

BMER young people together employment rights workshops

BMER young people together employment rights workshops started in April 2018.

More than a third of 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...Read more

HEAR Network: 2 major events in September 2018

HEAR (the Human Rights and Equalities Network) will be holding 2 major events in September to showcase and learn from the work we have done with them on the Way Ahead with our City Bridge grant funding, so save these dates and look out for more details:

Friday 7th September , London's Living Room, City Hall Wednesday 19th September , Human Rights Action Centre

For more information, please contact hear@reap.org.uk .Read more

PPI campaign

Did you know that PPI was sold as far back as 1970? If you’ve ever taken out a loan, mortgage, credit card, store card, or bought something on credit, such as a car, you may have been sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). If you think you have or have had PPI, you need to decide whether or not you want to complain.

There is a deadline of 29 August 2019 to complain about the sale of a PPI policy. You will not be able to complain after this date.

The Financial Conduct Authority has all the information you need to make a decision about PPI. Visit...Read more

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