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
Public Education The Race Equality Centre works with all communities to encourage campaigns on specific local, regional and national race equality and race relations issues.
The REC's activities include working with the media on campaigns against extremist political activities and working with public bodies and service users to enhance consultation in line with the statutory Equality Duties on race and showcasing good practice in the implementation of the statutory duties.
The REC undertakes research and education into race equality matters. Areas to date have included:
The barriers to participation in mainstream local leagues and clubs for racial minority women and men with recommendations to overcome same
Plain Sailing or Uphill Struggle – the different outcomes in transition to adulthood for racial minority young people
Life Long Learning Review
Race Equality Impact of the service review
Community and Faith Based organisations
Mapping exercise of the voluntary sector social welfare service provision
New Arrivals needs
The extent to which community facilities provide services to newly arrived Somali communities.
Identification of barriers in Public Sector recruitment practices.
2012 Budget Proposals
Review of Equality Impact Assessments
Health Needs Assessments
Currently research into the requirement for appropriate access to health services and education for new arrival communities
Regional Equality and Diversity - Click here for more details
Deliver workshops, host conferences, produce publications to raise awareness of VCS organisations in the region of the equality implications of local, regional and national public policy initiatives.
Black History Season
Facilitate and hosts lectures and other educational activities to raise awareness of the forgotten history of Black people in Britain and elsewhere.
Disseminating information by electronic means detailing contemporary race relations and race equality issues.
Hosting International Delegations -
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Providing educational opportunities for governmental delegates from European and other nations.