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The Race Equality Centre in Leicester & Leicestershire

TREC office
Opening times:
Mon – Thurs 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm
The office is closed to the public on Friday except by appointment

Address: 1st Floor, Highfields Centre
96 Melbourne Road
Leicester, LE2 0DS

Tel: 0116 2042790
Fax: 0116 2042791
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The Race Equality Centre’s statement on the killing of George Floyd and deaths of unarmed Black men in America.


The Race Equality Centre condemns the actions of the police in Minneapolis in terms of the death of George Floyd (and others) and the ongoing oppression and brutality directed towards Black people and Black communities in America.


Between 2013 – 2019 7666 people have been killed by police in America.


There are events being organised in Leicester by individuals/groups who, although feel helpless, want to express their anger and frustration in some visible way.


Whilst some say ‘it’s not as bad here as in the USA’ there have been a number of controversial incidents where Black people have died in custody and/or have been treated completely different to white people. ie. Mark Duggan (2011), Christopher Alder (1998 former British paratrooper), Joy Gardner (1993) to name but a few.


TREC have been engaging with Leicestershire Police for a number of years in an attempt to address issues of current policies and practices, disproportional ‘Use of Force’, the over policing of Black communities and recruitment of Black officers.


Date: 20/04/2020

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Due to the current pandemic and in accordance with Government guidelines, The Race Equality Centre has decided to close the offices until further notice.


We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Please use the telephone numbers below between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm, Monday to Thursday only in an ABSOLUTE EMERGENCY.



Immigration emergency: WhatsApp Messages ONLY 07391 817 007

EU resettlement appointments: 07535 693 795

All other emergencies: 07494 730 489


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Leicester City Council …….0116 4541000


Disability Living Allowance……….0800 1214600

Personal Independence Payment …….0800 9172222

Benefit Enquiry …….0800 1690310


Action Homeless……..0116 2211855


YMCA Support Project……0116 2212787


Age UK……..01162220555


Red Cross ……….0116 4790900


Number Five Drop in, 5 Hill street LE1 3PT (Near Sainsburys Humberstone Gate) 0116 4782017 open 8.00am-3.00pm Showers, food, clothing and advice.


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TREC will be moving to the Highfields Centre on 8th July 2019


Highfields Centre
96 Melbourne Road


Our telephone, and email contact details will remain the same:


Telephone: 0116 204 2790






For a map and directions go to Type in the postcode LE2 0DS and zoom in for a more detailed map.


There is limited parking onsite accessed from Melbourne Road and public street parking nearby, especially at the back of the Centre (Stoughton Street).


Highfields Centre is about 3 minutes in a taxi from the train station and about a 10 minute walk. You can catch the number 17 bus from 60 Charles Street (City Centre) to Highfields Centre.



Welcome to The Race Equality Centre in Leicester & Leicestershire


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Welcome to Leicester & Leicestershire Race Equality Centre


Our mission is:

"to actively promote and seek to implement a racially just, fair and equitable society which will enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Leicester & Leicestershire"


The Race Equality Centre in Leicester and Leicestershire (TREC) - is a voluntary organisation that was established under the name of the Leicester Racial Equality Council in 1991. We exist to challenge discrimination as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and further strengthened by the Human Rights Act 1998.




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