The Race Equality Centre Leicester

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• Iris Lightfoote, CEO of TREC comments on the passing of Nelson Mandela

• Advice and Support to individuals

• Community Development

• Policy Development

• Research and Public Education

• Training

• Specialist areas of work

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TREC threatened with closure
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ENA Dissemination Event
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VIEW 2012/2013 annual report
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This is a rough guide to your basic rights on arrest.
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Leicestershire Asian Business Association (LABA)

John Ashworth MP

Leicestershire & County FA

We also provide volunteering opportunities where individuals can, to the benefit of all parties, join with the staff of the TREC in the pursuit of their mission in Leicester & Leicestershire

The Race Equality Centre in Leicester & Leicestershire
Address: 3rd Floor, Epic House, Lower Hill Street, Leicester, LE13SH
Tel: 0116 2999800 
Fax: 0116 2999801
Online Contact Form

 

About Us:

OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES

 

The major areas of activity are:

  1. To work with our local councils to tackle racial discrimination and disadvantage;
  2. To work with the ‘public sector’ to make full use of the positive duty under the Equality Act 2010;
  3. To work with the local private sector through a balance of advocacy and law enforcement and the promotion of the business case for racial equality;
  4. To seek to change public attitudes in order to make racial discrimination socially unacceptable;
  5. To ensure that our work is well informed by close contact with local racial minority communities and to assist in building their capacity to tackle racial discrimination and disadvantage;
  6. To monitor/evaluate the impact of public bodies on racial minority communities.

Fundamental to that work is the need to operate at a strategic level with the recognition that focused involvement in targeted areas assists in the arguments and the development of improved practices.  To achieve this TREC has embarked on a number of exercises, which has given rise to specialist areas of work within the organisation.


The areas of work include:

  1. Generic race equality development
  2. Community empowerment through targeted work with infrastructure organisations
  3. To ameliorate the impact of extreme and violent racist activity
  4. Integration support to new and emerging communities
  5. Racial harassment monitoring and intervention
  6. Promotion of independent living to racial minority disabled people

 

 

Officers of The Race Equality Centre attend meetings of the following groups to advocate for consideration of Race Equality matters

 

Staff members currently sit on the following panels


English Regional Equality Network
Equality & Diversity Partnership
Highfields Area Forum
Highfields Community Association
Housing Benefit Liaison Meeting
Housing Task Group-East Midlands Strategic Partnership
Job Centre Plus Liaison Meetings
Leicester Active Citizenship Partnership
Leicester Civil Rights Movement
Leicester's Multi Agency Forum for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Leicester Partnership
Muslim Women Association (Board Member)
New Arrivals Strategic Group
Overseas Qualification Development Service
PAGRI (Policy Advisory Group on Racial Issues)
Chair of Regional Equality & Diversity Partnership
St. Matthews Area Forum
Stronger Community Partnership

 

If you would like to contact us regarding any aspect of our work or for a general enquiry please click here