racial equality

Paper exploring black and ethnic minorities experiences of using mental health services in England which research has shown is different to that of the rest of the population. It argues that improving mental health services for black and minority ethnic people could both improve outcomes and lessen financial costs.

Paper looking at what needs to be done to achieve 'cultural competence' in health and social care services, i.e. to make these services ever more equal for people from minority ethnic communities.

In a contribution to the JRF's 'social evils' series, author Ferdinand Mount discusses the theme of 'inequality'. In 2007 the JRF asked the British public for their views on what constituted a 'social evil'. In this Viewpoint, Ferdinand Mount explores one aspect raised by many respondents - the problems created by an unequal society. He discusses five inequalities and how to remedy them: political inequality; differing life outcomes; inequality of opportunity; treatment and responsibility; shared equality of membership in the areas of nation, faith and family.

Statistical annex to the third and final progress report on Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society the Government's strategy to increase race equality and community cohesion. It brings together the main findings for seven policy areas: education; the labour market; housing; health and personal services; the criminal justice system; perceptions of community cohesion; culture and sport.

European Network Against Racism (ENAR), a network of European Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working to combat racism in all the EU member states, is a major outcome of the 1997 European Year Against Racism. ENAR is determined to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, to promote equality of treatment between EU citizens and third country nationals, and to link local/regional/national initiatives with European initiatives.

ChildLine takes children’s and young people’s problems seriously, giving them a chance to talk in confidence about their concerns or worries, however large or small. Racism is treating someone differently or unfairly simply because they belong to a different race or culture. People can also experience prejudice because of their religion or nationality.

Report combining research, policy and practice gained from a project in Bradford called Sharing Voices. This project was created to help black and ethnic minority (BME) people better understand their mental health needs and develop appropriate solutions. The report is intended to be of use to those commissioning or delivering community development initiatives targeted at people from BME groups with mental health needs.

This resource is the Catalyst website, which looks at new thinking on race relations and racial equality today, both in Britain and abroad.

Catalyst focuses on race, identity, citizenship, culture and community, and how these concepts are continually evolving and re-shaping the society we live in.

Document exploring the possible impact of the National Dementia Strategy for England on people according to their age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation with a view to ensuring that implementation of the strategy takes account of any potential issues and informs continuing efforts to lessen inequality.

The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) in Scotland works for a just and integrated Scotland, where diversity is valued.

It uses both persuasion and powers under the law to give everyone an equal chance to live free from fear, discrimination, prejudice and racism.