Voice4Change England are hosting free interactive workshops to explore
ethnicity and in-work poverty in London and Greater Manchester
Following onfrom an earlier series of workshops and intensive case
study research across four areas in England and Scotland, these action-oriented
workshops will provide delegates with an opportunity to:
The Bolton, Manchester workshop will be taking place on:
25 February 2013
The Bolton Hub
Bolton, BL1 1LS
Kate Green - MP Stretford and Urmston & Shadow Spokesperson for
Women and Equality
Professor Jane Wills – Professor of Human Geography, Queen Mary
University of London
Karen Jochelson, Director of Policy (Employment and the Economy),
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Dr Maria Hudson - Employment and Social Policy Researcher and Analyst
& Director of Hudson Research
Event flier for the
Bolton workshop here
Register for the
Bolton Workshop here
We invite employers, trade unions, anti-poverty organisations,
government agencies and the voluntary and community sector in these cities to
register and take part.
at £37,206 p.a.
seeking refuge are ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Refugee
Action’s vision is of a world which welcomes and protects all such people with
goodwill, equity and the information they need in order to thrive.
part of a creative, enthusiastic and principled management team, you’ll play a
central part in ensuring the services we deliver are as effective as possible,
reflective of the needs and wishes of refugees and asylum seekers. Together
with the Area Manager you will manage, coordinate and oversee the provision of new
and existing high quality services or projects that meet internal and external
quality standards and help to foster a
working environment based on support and empowerment.
such, you must be an experienced, inspirational manager with a track record of
service management, service development and an understanding of the needs and
hopes of refugees and asylum seekers. You should have a background in the
management of advice and support services or community development projects,
alongside excellent partnership and negotiation skills and the
ability to work constructively with a wide range of external agencies.
An information session for this role will be held
23rd January 2013
from 6pmto7pm in the Manchester
Action, 23-37 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
Please note that it is not necessary to attend
the information session in order to apply for this role.
Closing Date: Tuesday
5th February 2013 – 11.59 pm
Interview Date: w/c 25th February 2013
For an application pack please visit our website:
call 0207 952 1571
All completed application forms should be emailed
to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
alternatively via post to:
HR, Refugee Action, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V
The first statistics from the 2011 Census for England and Wales were released on 11 December 2012. They include analyses of intenational migration, ethnicity and national identity, religion,and thelabour market.
Click here for details
Click here for Runnymede blog ‘Who are we? Census 2011 reports on ethnicity in the UK’
In November 2012, Doreen Lawrence OBE and Dr Richard Stone OBE wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister about the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty.
The letter says:
‘We are particularly concerned about the planned review of the Public Sector Equality Duty since it incorporates the Race Equality Duty and a key legacy of Stephen Lawrence, and of the legacy of the 1997/99 Inquiry set up in his name’.
The letter asks that the Review by overseen by an appropriate parliamentary committee or independent panel, thatit is governed by clear published terms of reference, and that it followsbest practice in terms of post-legislative review.
The letteris addressedtoDavid Cameron, the Prime Minister; Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister; Labour Party leader Ed Miliband; the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond; andthe First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.
The letter was supported by members of theRace Equality UKCoalition.
In December 2012, in an interview withThe Guardian,Doreen Lawrence claimed that the Government has neglected race equality concerns. Her concerns were widely reported.
On 19 December, Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, wrote a letter to Doreen Lawrence and Richard Stone, responding to their concerns about the Equality Duty.
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister alsoreplied to Doreen Lawrence and Richard Stone on 19 December.
Click herefor link to letter
Click hereforarticle in the Guardian on 19 December
Click hereforarticle in the Telegraph on 19 December
Click hereforarticle in the Daily Mail on 19 December
Click hereforarticle in the Evening Standard on 19 December
Click herefor letter from the Welsh First Minister
Click herefor letter from the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister
Th All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community has published a new report on ethnic minority female unemployment.
The report, which follows the group’s five month inquiry on the issue, focuses specifically on Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi female unemployment. Its key findings include:
-There is discrimination at every level of the recruitment process, with some women changing their name or dress in order to avoid this discrimination
-Ethnic minority women complained of being asked during job interviews about their plans for marriage and having children
-Fewer Pakistani and Bangladeshi women take up their children's free nursery places than white women
-Better monitoring of the impact of public sector redundancies on Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women is needed
-Action is needed from the government to increase the numbers of ethnic minorities benefiting from apprenticeships
The report and evidence submitted is available to download here:http://www.runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-publications/parliament/appg-2/appg-inquiry.html
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration launched an inquiry into new family migration rules on 20 November 2012.
The inquiry will explore the impacts of new rules on family migration. It will specifically focus on changes which make it more difficult to sponsor spouses and partners, or elderly dependents, to come to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
The inquiry is led by a cross-party Committee of MPs and peers, coordinated by the APPG on Migration, and chaired by shadow Equalities Minister Kate Green MP.
The inquiry will collect written evidence during an eleven week period beginning on 20 November 2012. Submissions are welcomed from charities, analysts, lawyers, employers, trades unions and other sources of relevant evidence. Individuals who have direct experience of the new family migration rules, as well as support organisations and advisers, are particularly invited to share their views.
The deadline for receiving all written evidence, including online questionnaires, is 31 January 2013.
Click here for details
13th December 2012, 10:30am-4:30pm
The Montague on the Gardens,
15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1B 5BJ
Older people from BME communities still face significant
inequalities in health and wellbeing outcomes, barriers in accessing
appropriate health and social care services, and high levels of financial and
social exclusion. This free of charge conference will highlight new research
into ageing and ethnicity, and examples of local practice in developing
inclusive services and engagement for and with older people from BME
The conference will be engaging and participative, with a
mixture of plenary and workshop sessions covering a variety of topics. The
conference will be relevant for professionals and practitioners - both from the
statutory and voluntary sectors - involved in developing policy and practice to
address the needs of an increasingly diverse older population. Representatives
of BME older people's organisations are also very welcome to attend the
conference. For more information and for a full programme please visit the website.
A range of speakers have confirmed, we have also invited a
Minister of State to offer the government's view on the topic.
If you would like to register for this event or would like
any further information, please e-mail email@example.com or call Cherry
Russell on 020 3033 1608.
Is tackling in-work poverty the key for anti-poverty initiatives? The ‘low-pay, no-pay’ jobs market keeps millions in poverty and holds the economy back The annual Monitoring poverty report, written by the New Policy Institute, analyses trends to tell the story of poverty in the UK today. A set of 50 indicators covers a wide range of issues, ranging from low income, worklessness and debt, to ill-health and education. The report reveals the extent of in-work poverty and the dynamic nature of poverty, caused by people cycling in and out of work and an underemployed workforce. For the first time, the report examines the impacts of the current Government’s policies on poverty and exclusion.
It also examines welfare reform: who will be affected and what the impacts will be. Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2012 is an essential resource for policy-makers and researchers who need to understand the challenges of tackling poverty in the future. It found that: