Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Learning Programme in South East – May and June 2018

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Date:  2 May and 11 June 2018
Location: Green Park, 100 Longwater Avenue Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP
Cost Free with a £50 refundable deposit

Want help using equality and human rights to achieve your organisation’s core purpose?

We have launched our Equality and Human Rights Framework – a free digital toolkit for voluntary and community sector organisations.

We’re looking for people at voluntary and community organisations in the South East to register for our Framework learning programme. This free series of workshops will explore how to use the Framework to integrate equality and human rights into your work.

The deadline for registrations has been extended to: Friday 27 April 2018.

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Sisters For Change report: Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection – Public Authority Responses to Violence Against Black and Minority Ethnic Women in England

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BME and refugee women are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than other women in the UK, says a November 2017 from Sisters For Change.

Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection (pdf) assesses how the UK Government and public authorities – both centrally and locally – are responding to violence against BME women in England.

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Care Quality Commission report: Annual State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2016/17

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To deliver good, safe, sustainable care, more providers need to think beyond traditional boundaries to reflect the experience of the people they support.

This is according to the Care Quality Commission’s report on the state of care in England in 2016/17 (pdf), in October 2017.

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iCoCo Foundation, SchoolDash and The Challenge Study: Understanding School Segregation in England 2011 to 2016

There has been growing concern about school segregation over the last 15 years. Taking its definition of segregation from the Casey review, this April 2017 study (pdf) found:

  • In 2016, 26% of primary schools and 40.6% of secondary schools were either ethnically segregated or potentially contributing to segregation in England
  • In 2016, 29.6% of primary schools and 27.6% of secondary schools were segregated by socio-economic status, using FSM-eligibility as a proxy.

 

Crisis and JRF research – The Homelessness Monitor 2017

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The Joseph Rountree Foundation and Crisis published research into homelessness in England in March 2017. The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study, providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in the UK.

Jon Sparkes (Chief Executive, Crisis) and Campbell Robb (Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation) said:

“There are serious concerns for single young people because of rising unemployment, benefit cuts and spiralling rents. Two thirds of local authorities told us they expect it to be ‘much more difficult’ to help 18-21 year olds access housing in the next few years.”

The report found that:

  • An ongoing upward trend in officially estimated rough sleeper numbers remained evident in 2016, with the national total up by 132% since 2010.
  • Fewer supported accommodation units were available for homeless people, and this accommodation was reported to be under acute pressure across the country.
  • While local authority spending on homelessness has increased somewhat (by 13%) since 2010, reflecting the priority attached to this area by central government, overall council spending on housing has dropped by 46 per cent in real terms.

Download the full report, a summary, or reports from previous years.