Diversity And Equality

‘Here to Stay’

Organisation: ARC (Association for Real Change)
Type of Resource: Research Project
Author:
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Tags: Research, Black Minority Ethnic And New Migrant Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
ARC began a Big Lottery Funded five year research project (2010) aimed at gaining a better understanding of the needs, attitudes and expectations of people with learning disabilities from established Black Minority Ethnic and new migrant communities. They wish to gain a greater knowledge of what happens to a migrant person when they come to the UK and what demand this places upon Learning Disability Services. The Research Project intends to answer two particular questions: What are the current and projected numbers of people from new communities requiring support from learning disability services? How can the learning disability, voluntary and community sector engage with them to promote well-being and improve life chances? Bridget Fisher from ARC and Dr Chris Barnes, Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton are involved in this work with Prof. David Sallah, at the Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI), University of Wolverhampton.
Weblink: http://arcuk.org.uk/heretostay/
Additional weblink: www.arcuk.org.uk

A guide to the Human Rights Act - A booklet for People with Learning Disabilities

Organisation: Ministry of Justice
Type of Resource: Booklet
Author:
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by: Ministry of Justice
Tags: Getting Support, Easy Read, Knowing Your Rights, Assistive Technology And Communication
What's it about and who is it for?
A booklet for People with Learning Disabilities. A number of other Human Rights guides and booklets are available via the website.
Weblink: http://www.justice.gov.uk/human-rights
Additional weblink: Click here to read the booklet

A randomised controlled trial of Specialist Liaison worker model for young people with intellectual learning disabilities and mental health needs. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Raghu Raghavan, Rob Newell, Fozia Waseem
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by: Published for BILD by Blackwell Publishing
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Research, Mental Health, Transitions (to Adulthood)
What's it about and who is it for?
Twenty six young people with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities were recruited as part of a bigger study to examine the effectiveness of a liaison worker in helping young people and their families access appropriate intellectual disabilities and mental health services.
Weblink: For further details about accessing this journal, please click here for the Wiley Online Library.
Additional weblink: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

A randomised trial of ethnicity and stigmatised attitudes towards learning disability and alcoholism. ‘The Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care’ Journal

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal Article
Author: G Asamoah et al
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by:
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Research
What's it about and who is it for?
A randomised trial of ethnicity and stigmatized attitudes towards learning disability and alcoholism.
Weblink: Emerald Insight
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Aawaaz project

Organisation: Mencap
Type of Resource: Report, Project
Author: Raghu Raghavan and Nicole Pawson
Date of Publication:
Published by: Mencap
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Carers, Leisure And Recreation Research
What's it about and who is it for?
The Aawaaz project set out to explore the provision of leisure services for young people from South East Asian communities in Bradford. Commissioned by Mencap, the research was carried out by Raghu Raghavan and Nicole Pawson from the School of Health Studies at Bradford University. Some of the young people who were involved in the project were also trained as co-researchers to assist in delivering the report. A DVD is also available that outlines how the research was undertaken and provides interviews with people who use services, their parents and carers, and service providers.
Weblink: Mencap: Aawaaz Project
Additional weblink: Click here to download the report via the website

Afiya Trust

Organisation: Afiya Trust
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
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Tags: Getting Support, Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Social Care
What's it about and who is it for?

An organisation with a nationwide remit to reduce inequality in health and social care provision for racialised groups. They are the host organisation for and work in partnership with the National Black Carers and Care Workers Network.

Weblink: www.afiyatrust.org.uk
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'Am I being forced to marry?'

Organisation: Respond
Type of Resource: Booklet
Author: Respond Action Group
Date of Publication: 2011
Published by: Respond
Tags: Getting Support, Knowing Your Rights, Forced Marriage
What's it about and who is it for?
This booklet aims to help people with learning disabilities to understand their rights in relation to marriage and the law, and find support if they have been forced to marry.
Weblink: Forced to marry booklet
Additional weblink: www.forcedtomarry.com

Asian women with learning disabilities Focus group for Aspirations for Life

Organisation: Aspirations for Life
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Building Bridges Training
Date of Publication: 2011
Published by:
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Education Training And Employment
What's it about and who is it for?
Do women with learning disabilities from the Asian community face additional barriers in raising their aspirations towards employment? Liz and Nazia from Building Bridges Training held a focus group meeting at Roshni day service in Birmingham for Asian women. A five-page document was produced which examines many of the key issues and is particularly recommended for support professionals.
Weblink: http://www.aspirationsforlife.com/
Additional weblink: Click here to download the document via the website

Beyond we care too - Putting black carers in the picture

Organisation: Afiya Trust and National Black Carers and Care Workers Network
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by: Afiya Trust for the National Black Carers & Carers Workers Network
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Carers, Examples Of Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
This report builds on the original 2002 document ‘We care too’ (a good practice guide for supporting black carers and the result of a joint initiative by the Afiya Trust and the National Black Carers and Care Workers Network) and presents the results of the survey to review the needs and experiences of carers and carer support services for Black Minority Ethnic communities. The report is aimed at Health and Social Care policy makers and practitioners working locally or nationally, in mainstream generic services or government and the third sector as well as community representatives, workers and activists from Black Minority Ethnic communities.
Weblink: Click here to download via the SCIE website
Additional weblink: http://www.afiya-trust.org

Black and Ethnic minority campaign

Organisation: National Autistic Society
Type of Resource: Campaign
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Health, Autism, Campaign, Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?
In this new campaign, NAS are highlighting the obstacles that often prevent people with autism from black and ethnic minority (Black Minority Ethnic) backgrounds access the support and services they need.
Weblink: http://www.autism.org.uk/
Additional weblink: News and events from the NAS Black Minority Ethnic campaign

Bradford workshops for parents with sons and daughters in transition

Organisation: hft
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Sue Davies
Date of Publication: 2012
Published by: hft
Tags: Transitions (to Adulthood)
What's it about and who is it for?
HFT, as part of their family carer support service, has run a series of innovative training meetings in Bradford to help non-English speaking family carers understand the transition from children to adult services.
Weblink: http://www.hft.org.uk
Additional weblink: Workshop reports

British Federation of Racial Equality Councils

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Type of Resource: Organisation
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Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Black Minority Ethnic, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?

The Federation is set up as a voice for the national network of race equality councils and partnerships, racial harassment support networks, and similar bodies. Its purpose is to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and good relations, and support and defend the rights of minorities. It fulfils its purpose by representing, promoting and protecting organisations which share the same or similar purpose.

Weblink: http://www.bforec.co.uk
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Caring for all Carers

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Oi Mei Li
Date of Publication: 2010
Published by: The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Carers
What's it about and who is it for?
A survey of services for Black Minority Ethnic and seldom heard carers in Carers’ Centres and Crossroads Care Schemes.
Weblink: Clck here to download via the Carers Trust
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CEMC Black Minority Ethnic Learning Disabilities

Organisation: CEMC
Type of Resource: Dvd
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Carers, Education Training And Employment, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
DVD showing perception and understanding of learning disability amongst African communities. The DVD can be used as a community training tool but also gives agencies a better understanding of the barriers to work in this area with this community. Available to view on Youtube: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vlPysS7b8Y Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB3HuqtGs8o
Weblink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vlPysS7b8Y
Additional weblink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB3HuqtGs8o

Census

Organisation: Office for National Statistics
Type of Resource: Census
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Tags: Census
What's it about and who is it for?
The Census is a survey which provides a detailed picture of the whole population. In England and Wales the Census is planned and carried out every 10 years by the Office of National Statistics, which in the interim produces more recent data and information such as Social Surveys. You will be able to get a more up to date profile of your local population from them - their Customer Services Department will direct you to staff who can help you track down the information you need. The last official Census took place on 27 March 2011. The results of this won’t be available until July 2012 with further estimates to come in 2013. A calendar of release dates of data will be available in March 2012 on the ONS website.
Weblink: www.statistics.gov.uk
Additional weblink: Click here to download census data via the website

Chinese Community Centre, London

Organisation: Chinese Community Centre, London
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Money Matters, Benefits, Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Carers, Education Training And Employment, Housing
What's it about and who is it for?

The Chinese Community Centre aims to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Britain's Chinese community, particularly those individuals who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. Activities involve identifying needs in the Chinese community and delivering services to meet those needs, including advice and information services, support for the elderly, youth services, family carers, learning disability and community development activities. The advice workers are providing one to one information and advice in either Cantonese or Mandarin to Chinese speaking people who need help with a range of issues relating to welfare benefits, housing, employment, education, health, financial and other problems. The advice service base in the Chinese Community Centre and on an outreach basis for people who are unable to travel to the Centre due to ill health or disability.

Weblink: www.ccc.org.uk
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Count Me In Census

Organisation: Care Quality Commission
Type of Resource: Census
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Date of Publication:
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Tags: Census, Mental Health, Mental Health Act
What's it about and who is it for?
This is the National Mental Health and Learning Disability Ethnicity Census that took place every year from 2005 – 2010. Count me In was the only census in the UK that included all inpatients in mental health services. It was also the only time that all inpatients in learning disability health services are recorded. Because every inpatient was included, it allowed comparisons to the population to be made and so provided unique information. This Census enabled agencies to: • Highlight inequalities in access and outcomes that may affect inpatients from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, or their Carers • Study how people’s hospital stays are managed. For example whether those from Black Minority Ethnic communities are more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act, or be subject to seclusion or restraint. • Provide evidence for national debates about mental health and learning disability service provision to different communities • Provide information that supports positive action and change at local level.
Weblink: Count Me In Census
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Crossing Cultural Boundaries: An Ethnography of Services for Chinese People with Learning Difficulties

Organisation: Norah Fry Research Centre
Type of Resource: Research Project
Author: Martin Partridge BA (Hons), PGDip, MA
Date of Publication: Pending
Published by:
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Research
What's it about and who is it for?
The aim of this research is to understand the ways in which both Chinese and Anglo English organisations perceive and include Chinese adults with learning difficulties and explores the experiences this group has of using such services. This PhD thesis is due for completion and will provide cultural and practice recommendations to promote the development of appropriate services for Chinese adults with learning difficulties.
Weblink: www.bristol.ac.uk/norahfry
Additional weblink: http://martinpartridge.blogspot.co.uk/

Cultural and Race Issues in Sexuality Work with people with learning disabilities.

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal Article
Author: Malholtra & Mellan
Date of Publication: 1996
Published by: MCB UP Ltd
Tags: Friends And Relationships, Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?
From Journal "Tizard Learning Disability Review" Vol. 1 Iss: 4, pp.7 - 12 The aim of this paper is to highlight some of the complexities involved in undertaking sexuality work and attempting to address the differing cultural needs of service users. It is primarily based on the direct work experiences of the authors but is reinforced by the broader experiences of colleagues. The paper is not written with the intention of giving answers but rather to explore the responsibility of services, as well as the practical implications of carrying out sexuality work with service users from a range of cultural backgrounds within an equal opportunities framework.
Weblink: Emerald
Additional weblink: http://www.emeraldinsight.com

Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health NHS Bristol

Organisation: NHS Bristol
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by: NHS Bristol
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Good Practice, Mental Health
What's it about and who is it for?
The DRE Action Plan is the result of a series of reviews of mental health services and outcomes for Black Minority Ethnic communities who were experiencing inequality at every stage of service provision from access to experience and outcomes. The Action Plan calls for more appropriate and responsive services, better community engagement and the provision of better information. Although the programme has ended the team continue to work to ensure equitable delivery of services. DRE community development workers covering Bristol, Gloucestershire and North Somerset facilitated delivery of the plan and were crucial to its success. As part of their work a network of community reporting centres was established to provide an easy point of contact for Black Minority Ethnic communities to register complaints and concerns about their experiences of NHS Services. The network of centres was developed by community development workers Mohammed El-Sharif and Mark Baker from the delivering race equality in mental health care programme. Mohammed is also part of the NHS Bristol PALS team. He has been successful in ensuring that complaints are fed back to Commissioners and those planning and delivering services. This has proved to be an effective way of engaging with communities and learning about their concerns which ranged from translation issues, staff rudeness, maternity practices and the fear by some members of the Somali community that their organs would be stolen during operations. Demonstrable changes have resulted from this work. There are now twenty six reporting centres many of which are community specific and include Somali, Polish, African Caribbean and Chinese Communities. The reporting centres have further developed to become communication centres through which health information is gathered and exchanged. This work has received national recognition and the NHS Acorn Alliance Award for public and patient involvement. This is an excellent model that can be replicated elsewhere. Learning disabilities is part of the equalities agenda and we hope will be included in all aspects of this work.
Weblink: Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health NHS Bristol report
Additional weblink: http://www.bristol.nhs.uk

Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health: a Review

Organisation: Department of Health
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Melba Wilson
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by: Department of Health
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Mental Health
What's it about and who is it for?
Delivering Race Equality (DRE) in mental health care programme, a five-year Department of Health programme launched in January 2005, was developed to address inequalities in patient admission, detention and experience of services. This summary review looks back at DRE's work as its five year plan comes to an end. DRE has carried out an extensive programme of work and this review describes some of the key challenges, successes and learning. It also outlines how DRE's work will be taken forward under New Horizons.
Weblink: http://www.nmhdu.org.uk
Additional weblink: Click here to download the report via the website

Delivering Race Equality in Mental Healthcare

Organisation: Department of Health Networks
Type of Resource: Action Plan
Author: Department of Health
Date of Publication: 2005
Published by: Department of Health
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Good Practice, Mental Health
What's it about and who is it for?
Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health Care (DRE) is an action plan for achieving equality and tackling discrimination in mental health services in England for all people of Black and minority ethnic (Black Minority Ethnic) status, including those of Irish or Mediterranean origin and east European migrants.
Weblink: Delivering Race Equality in Mental Healthcare
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EAST (Equal Access & Support Team)

Organisation: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?
Dudley Council’s Learning Disability Services employs a specialist social worker to ‘champion’ the needs of minority ethnic families, and ensure they have improved access to public services and support. The worker provides information and advice to professionals on cultural and faith issues, interprets for health and social care professionals and co-works cases, holds a caseload and deals with sensitive issues including safeguarding. The worker where appropriate will advocate and liaise with services on behalf of families. The social worker supports Ehsas Carers development, and ensures carers have accessible information on a range of pertinent topics including Personalisation. EAST, Ladies Walk Centre, Sedgley, DY3 3UA.
Weblink: Dudley MBC Learning Disabilities Service
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EDS Equality Delivery System

Organisation: NHS Equality and Diversity Council
Type of Resource: Guidance
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Health, Education Training And Employment, Nhs
What's it about and who is it for?
Developed by the NHS Equality and Diversity Council, the EDS enables current and emerging NHS organisations to review and rate their equality performance.
Weblink: http://www.eastmidlands.nhs.uk
Additional weblink: http://www.eastmidlands.nhs.uk/about-us/inclusion/eds/

EMC – Equality for Minority Communities. Public Sector Equality Duty Case Study.

Organisation: Lincolnshire County Council
Type of Resource: Case Study
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Research, Education Training And Employment, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
EMC works closely with Lincolnshire Parent Partnership Services and takes referrals from them. They have run a programme for community supporters, mainly about education. The people on the training came from their own communities. EMC has passed the community supporters on to the Race Equality Council and hope to get them trained up in Health, Welfare and Education. The issues brought to them are usually related to a lack of knowledge of what service providers can offer. They use a range of approaches and have small focus groups going out to supplementary schools. They have links with the Chinese community and the Gypsy traveller community.
Weblink: EMC – Equality for Minority Communities. Public Sector Equality Duty Case Study.
Additional weblink: Lincolnshire County Council: equality and diversity - a strategic approach

Empowering Birmingham’s migrant and refugee community organisations

Organisation: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Jenny Phillimore, Lisa Goodson, Deborah Hennessy and Ergul Ergun
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic And New Migrant Communities, Education Training And Employment, Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants
What's it about and who is it for?
An exploration of how migrant and refugee community organisations (MRCOs) can be supported and trained to collect evidence from their communities that will help influence policy and service provision.
Weblink: Empowering Birmingham’s migrant and refugee community organisations
Additional weblink: http://www.jrf.org.uk

Engaging with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities about the Mental Capacity Act

Organisation: Mental Health Foundation
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Jayasree Kalathil and Rowan Myron
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by: Mental Health Foundation
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Mental Health, Mental Capacity Act, Mca, Black Minority Ethnic Community Engagement
What's it about and who is it for?
Very little is known about how the MCA is understood by black and minority ethnic communities. This report is based on interviews with representatives from thirteen Black Minority Ethnic organisations and makes recommendations about what needs to be done to increase awareness of the Act and ensure that people from Black Minority Ethnic communities engage with and benefit from the Act.
Weblink: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Additional weblink: Click here to access via the website

Equality Act Guidance

Organisation: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Type of Resource: Guidance
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Good Practice, Law, Ehrc
What's it about and who is it for?
The guides provide an overview of the equality duty including the general equality duty, the specific duties and who they apply to. They cover what public authorities should do to meet the duty including steps that are legally required and recommended actions. All the guides have been revised.
Weblink: Equality Act Guidance
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Equality and Diversity Forum

Organisation: Equality and Diversity Forum
Type of Resource: Website
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Knowing Your Rights
What's it about and who is it for?

The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) is a network of organisations committed to equal opportunities, social justice, good community relations, respect for human rights and an end to discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity.

Weblink: www.edf.org.uk
Additional weblink: www.equalities.gov.uk

Equality and Human Rights Commission Research Report 67

Organisation: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Date of Publication: 2010
Published by: Equality and Human Rights Commission Research Report Series
Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Research, Social Care, Advocacy, Ehrc
What's it about and who is it for?
Advocacy in Social Care for groups protected under Equality legislation
Weblink: Equality and Human Rights Commission Research Report 67
Additional weblink: www.equalityhumanrights.com/public ations/our-research/

Equality Impact Assessments: Are funding decisions increasing inequalities?

Organisation: National Family Carer Network
Type of Resource: Leaflet
Author: Hft
Date of Publication: 01/11/2010 00:00:00
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Tags: Money Matters, National Valuing Families Forum, Nvff
What's it about and who is it for?
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Equality Impact Assessments

Organisation: Valuing People Now
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Bridget Fisher
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by:
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What's it about and who is it for?
The process by which organisations examine their activities in order to minimise the potential for discrimination.
Weblink: Equality Impact Assessment report
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Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care Journal

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal
Author:
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by:
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Social Care
What's it about and who is it for?
This journal looks at tackling inequalities in social care. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection.
Weblink: Emerald
Additional weblink: http://www.emeraldinsight.com

Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care Journal Vol.2 no.2

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal Article
Author: G Asamoah et al
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by:
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Social Care
What's it about and who is it for?
Weblink: Emerald
Additional weblink: http://www.emeraldinsight.com

Ethnicity Training Network

Organisation: University of Leeds
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Education Training And Employment
What's it about and who is it for?
Offers cultural competence in health and social care training. See their website for details of this and other work
Weblink: www.etn.leeds.ac.uk
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Evaluating Support Services for school leavers with learning disabilities with special reference to Ethnicity

Organisation: University of Bradford
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Neil Small and Nicole Pawson, School of Health Studies
Date of Publication: 2006
Published by: University of Bradford
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Transitions (to Adulthood)
What's it about and who is it for?
This Department of Health funded study aims to identify the impact of ethnicity on service usage and to consider this in the context of social inclusion for school leavers with learning disabilities in Bradford.
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Face to Face and Side by Side

Organisation: Department for Communities and Local Government
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by: Communities and Local Government Publications
Tags: Good Practice, Faith Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
A framework for partnership in our multi-faith society.
Weblink: Click here access via the National Archives
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Faith in Practice

Organisation: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Type of Resource: Dvd
Author:
Date of Publication: 2006
Published by: FPLD
Tags: Faith Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
A DVD about including people with learning disabilities in faith communities and what their faith means to them; how faith communities can be more inclusive and the ways in which they may need to be supportive. Price: £10.00 (+P&P) See also the Judith Trust
Weblink: FPLD publications
Additional weblink: www.learningdisabilities.org.uk

Faithnet Southwest

Organisation: Faithnet Southwest
Type of Resource: Website
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Faith Communities
What's it about and who is it for?

Provides a forum for faith communities across the South West of England to share news of events and opportunities for engaging in community and social action.

Weblink: www.faithnetsouthwest.org.uk
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Family Carers’ views of services for people with learning disabilities from black and ethnic minority groups

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal Article
Author: Jane Hubert
Date of Publication: 2006
Published by:
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Carers
What's it about and who is it for?
From journal ‘Disability and Society’ 21 (3), 259-272 A qualitative study of 30 families in a south London borough.
Weblink: Available to buy from Taylor & Francis Online
Additional weblink: http://www.tandfonline.com/

FCSS Devon Report

Organisation: hft
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Davies, S
Date of Publication: July 2010
Published by:
Tags: Health, Hft, Fcss
What's it about and who is it for?

Family Carer Support Service Devon Report – page 14 HIKMAT Social Contact Centre Devon Report. available on request from the Family Carer Support Service (FCSS) at hft.

Click here for the report.

Weblink: http://www.hft.org.uk
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Forced Marriage and Learning Disabilities: Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines.

Organisation: HM Government
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Rachael Clawson from the Ann Craft Trust and Pam Vallance from the Judith Trust in conjunction with the Forced Marriage Unit (a joint Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Home Office Unit) in collaboration with the Association of Chief Police Officers, Department for Education, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Department of Health, Ministry of Justice and the Welsh Assembly Government.
Date of Publication: 2010
Published by:
Tags: Education Training And Employment, Good Practice, Forced Marriage
What's it about and who is it for?
These practice guidelines have been developed to assist professionals encountering cases of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities. It draws on research undertaken by the Ann Craft Trust in partnership with the Judith Trust and statistics collected from reports to the Forced Marriage Unit.
Weblink: Forced Marriage and Learning Disabilities: Multi Agency Practice Guidelines
Additional weblink: https://www.gov.uk/forced-marriage

Forced Marriage Unit

Organisation: HM Government
Type of Resource: Government Department
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Forced Marriage
What's it about and who is it for?
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) raises awareness about forced marriage across the public sector. It provides expert advice to professionals, especially those confronted by forced marriage for the first time. It also produces a range of information leaflets, statutory guidance, and practice guidelines for support organisations
Weblink: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/forced-marriage-publications
Additional weblink: https://www.gov.uk/forced-marriage

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Organisation: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Education, Employment And Training
What's it about and who is it for?

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.

Weblink: www.learningdisabilities.org.uk
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Giving Us A Voice Getting Involved Guide

Organisation: Giving Us A Voice
Type of Resource: Guide
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Black Minority Ethnic Carers
What's it about and who is it for?
The guide was written as part of the GUAV Project 2009 – 11 and is for people from Black Minority Ethnic Communities who have family members with a learning disability. It includes information on: Getting involved in decisions that affect people with learning disabilities – What you can do. Getting involved with services in your area Getting involved in Regional and National Groups Where to find out more
Weblink: www.givingusavoice.org.uk
Additional weblink: Further resources

Giving Us A Voice Project 2009-11

Organisation: Giving Us A Voice
Type of Resource: Project
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?
This eighteen month project ended in March 2011. It was funded by the Department of Communities through their Tackling Race Inequality Fund and was the result of a joint bid by ARC, BILD and Mencap. The aim of the project was to involve people with learning disabilities, their families and Carers from minority ethnic communities in regional meetings to inform local policy makers about what they need and expect from services. A Charter for Inclusion was drawn up from the meetings and local policy makers and service providers challenged to sign up.
Weblink: www.givingusavoice.org.uk
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How to engage with Gypsies and Travellers as part of your work

Organisation: Leeds GATE
Type of Resource: Toolkit
Author:
Date of Publication: 2011
Published by: Leeds GATE
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Education Training And Employment, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
A toolkit for service providers Leeds GATE (Gypsy and Traveller Exchange) funded by the Department of Health 2011. Available as a printed document and audio CD. The printed guide is available from Leeds GATE for £10.00 plus postage. The audio CD is available for £5.00, but you can get them both together for £12.00.
Weblink: http://www.leedsgate.co.uk/information/leeds-gate-toolkit/
Additional weblink: http://www.leedsgate.co.uk

Improving health and social care support for carers from black and minority ethnic communities. Better Health Briefing Paper 20

Organisation: Better Health
Type of Resource: Briefing Paper
Author: Claire Gregory
Date of Publication: 2010
Published by: Race Equality Foundation
Tags: Health, Social Care, Black Minority Ethnic Carers
What's it about and who is it for?
This briefing paper draws attention to the experience of black and minority ethnic carers in the context of mainstream service provision and recent policy developments such as the National Carers Strategies, service user and carer involvement and the Personalisation agenda. It acknowledges that marginalisation is often a consequence of lack of support for both carers and black and minority ethnic communities in health and social care. The paper highlights the diversity of carers from these ethnic backgrounds and the multifaceted impact of discrimination.
Weblink: Click here to download the briefing via the Better Health website
Additional weblink: http://www.better-health.org.uk/

Information book for Prisoners with a disability

Organisation: Prison Reform Trust
Type of Resource: Book
Author:
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by: Offender Health and Prison Reform Trust
Tags: Easy Read, Knowing Your Rights, Assistive Technology And Communication, Criminal Justice System
What's it about and who is it for?
Offender Health and The Prison Reform Trust have recently published two information books for prisoners with a disability. The first is a short easy to read version for prisoners with a learning disability; the second has more detail for prisoners on their health, daily life, how to get help in prison and on release. The full version is on CD and is available to download in 26 languages.
Weblink: Click here to download the report via the Prison Reform Trust website. Easy read and translated versions also available.
Additional weblink: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/

Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Assistive Technology And Communication, Interpreters, Interpretation
What's it about and who is it for?

Source of information on translation and interpreting services, offers guidance including Codes of Professional Conduct.

Weblink: www.iti.org.uk
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Is Information Enough

Organisation: Mencap
Type of Resource: Project And Report
Author: Alastair Roy and Jez Buffin with Oi Mei Li and Lucy Virgo
Date of Publication:
Published by: Mencap
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Research
What's it about and who is it for?
Is Information Enough' examined the information priorities of families of people with a learning disability from Pakistani communities. It is the first part of a four-stage project to explore the information needs of a number of different communities, defined by ethnicity. The collaborative project was undertaken by Mencap and the International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion at the University of Central Lancashire.
Weblink: Is information enough
Additional weblink: http://www.mencap.org.uk

Language Line

Organisation: Language Line
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Assistive Technology And Communication, Interpreters, Interpretation
What's it about and who is it for?

Language Line works with organisations to provide a 24 hour telephone interpreting service

Weblink: www.languageline.co.uk
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Learning Disabilities and Black Minority Ethnic Communities: Principles for Best Practice

Organisation: University of Birmingham, Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) School of Government and Society
Type of Resource: Briefing
Author: Katherine Tonkiss Catherine Staite
Date of Publication: 01/06/2012 00:00:00
Published by: University of Birmingham
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic Carers, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
“This briefing on Learning Disabilities and Black Minority Ethnic communities, provides some principles for good practice. The briefing draws on the findings of qualitative research undertaken by INLOGOV for a local authority seeking to improve the historically low uptake of these services by individuals from Black Minority Ethnic communities.”
Weblink: Learning Disabilities and Black Minority Ethnic Communities: Principles for Best Practice
Additional weblink: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/

Lincolnshire County Council Public Sector Equality Duty Case Study Ethnic Minority and Traveller Education Team (EMTET)

Organisation: Lincolnshire County Council
Type of Resource: Case Study
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Research, Education, Training And Employment
What's it about and who is it for?
A group of home educated Travellers currently attend a youth group in Grantham. The Ethnic Minority and Traveller Education Team and the church youth group worker are working towards helping the group to access local facilities and educational projects, with a view to gaining recognised qualifications and giving the Travellers community experiences.
Weblink: Ethnic Minority and Traveller Education Team (EMTET)
Additional weblink: http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

Living in the Margins

Organisation: Afiya Trust
Type of Resource: Campaign And Report
Author: The Afiya Trust
Date of Publication: 2012
Published by:
Tags: Campaign, Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?

Afiya Trust – ‘Living in the Margins’ is a social media based campaign empowering the most vulnerable groups led by the Afiya Trust, to alleviate health inequalities for Black Minority Ethnic families in a climate of cuts. An interim report looking at the impact of public sector cuts on Black Minority Ethnic families and voluntary and community groups is available to view online.

www.afiya-trust.org

Weblink: Living in the margins: key findings
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Making sense of human rights – a short introduction

Organisation: Ministry of Justice
Type of Resource: Booklet
Author:
Date of Publication: 2006
Published by: Ministry of Justice
Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
This guide is designed for officials in public authorities to assist them in working with the Human Rights Act 1988. It gives a brief introduction to human rights for use in straight forward situations. A number of other Human Rights guides and booklets are available via the website.
Weblink: http://www.justice.gov.uk
Additional weblink: http://www.justice.gov.uk/human-rights

Manifesto for change and inclusion of Black and Minority Ethnic (Black Minority Ethnic) disabled people, their carers and families.

Organisation: Equalities National Council
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication: 2012
Published by: Equalities National Council
Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?
Released by the Equalities National Council, the manifesto aims to highlight how services can help empower disabled Black Minority Ethnic people and their families.
Weblink: Click here to download via the Afiya Trust website
Additional weblink: http://www.encweb.org.uk

Mayor’s record for disabled Londoners under scrutiny

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Weekly Bulletin Article
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Report, Transport
What's it about and who is it for?
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Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum (MRCF) Learning Disabilities Outreach Project

Organisation: Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum
Type of Resource: Project
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Getting Support, Black Minority Ethnic, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
MRCF is community hub in London that supports the integration of migrants and refugees. It is a centre for individuals (both British and non-British alike), organisations and newcomers who want to improve communities
Weblink: www.mrcf.org.uk
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Minority ethnic communities and specialist learning disability services. Report of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities Working Group

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Faculty of Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities Working Group
Date of Publication: 2011
Published by: Royal College of Psychiatrists
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
The Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Learning Disability has produced a report which summarises the knowledge that is available regarding the use of specialist learning disability services by people with learning disabilities and their carers from minority ethnic communities. It also provides guidance for improving access to services and, where available, good practice examples. The content of the report is drawn partly from the literature and partly from discussions within a focus group that involved well- established researchers in this area as well as other people with expertise in service delivery.
Weblink: Minority ethnic communities and specialist learning disability services. Report of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities Working Group
Additional weblink: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/

National Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network (NLDEN)

Organisation: National Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network (NLDEN)
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Getting Support, Black Minority Ethnic, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?

Set up as a good practice / information sharing network on all initiatives concerned with Learning Disability and Ethnicity.

Weblink: www.lden.org.uk
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National Mental Health Development Unit

Organisation: National Mental Health Development Unit
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Mental Health, Equality And Diversity
What's it about and who is it for?

The Race Equality in Mental Healthcare Programme was formed in 2005. This innovative programme was a five year plan established to improve access, outcomes and experiences for people with mental health needs, designed to tackle mental health inequalities for all people of Black and Minority Ethnic origin, including people of Irish or Mediterranean origin and East European migrants.

Weblink: Equalities in Mental Health Development Unit: Race Equality
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No-one Knows: Prisoners Voices: Experiences of the criminal justice system by prisoners with learning disabilities and learning difficulties.

Organisation: Prison Reform Trust
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Jenny Talbot
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by: Prison Reform Trust
Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Good Practice, Criminal Justice System
What's it about and who is it for?
This report presents the findings of a major survey of prisoners with learning disabilities and learning difficulties which explores their experiences of the criminal justice system. Drawing on the survey and earlier research by ‘No-one Knows’ (a UK wide programme run by the PRT), the report concludes with a discussion of five over-arching themes and a series of recommendations.
Weblink: Click here to download the report via the Prison Reform Trust website
Additional weblink: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/

North West Training and Development Team

Organisation: North West Training and Development Team
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Education Training And Employment
What's it about and who is it for?

The North West Training and Developmental Team runs various courses including ‘Dealing with Stress’, ‘Understanding the Equality Act’ and ‘Promoting Inclusive Communities’. Contact them for details of current and/or planned training.

Weblink: www.nwtdt.com
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NRPF Network (No Recourse to Public Funds)

Organisation: NRPF Network (No Recourse to Public Funds)
Type of Resource: Online Network
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Getting Support, Money Matters, Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?

The NRPF Network is a network of local authorities and partner organisations focusing on the statutory response to migrants with care needs who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF). Established in 2006, The NRPF Network has over 2,700 individual members representing local authorities, the voluntary sector, central government, the police and the NHS. The NRPF Network operates under the auspices of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) Asylum Taskforce.

Weblink: http://www.nrpfnetwork.org.uk
Additional weblink: See also UKBA website for definitions of public funds.

NVFF August 2014 Standing Commission on Carers 3rd August 2014

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Nvff, Equality And Diversity
What's it about and who is it for?

2014_Sept_meeting_SCOC_report.pdf

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NVFF August 2014 Standing Commission on Carers 3rd August 2014

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Nvff, Family Carers
What's it about and who is it for?

2014_Sept_meeting_SCOC_final_report.pdf2014_Sept_meeting_SCOC_final_report.pdf

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NVFF September 2014 What do you want us to tell the Learning Disability Programme Board about?

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Nvff, Family Carers, Carers Rights
What's it about and who is it for?

NVFF_report_FCSS_September_2014.pdf

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One Plus One - Supporting front-line organisations to work effectively with Refugees

Organisation: Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP)
Type of Resource: Organisation, Report
Author: REAP
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Getting Support, Black Minority Ethnic, Education Training And Employment, Good Practice, Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants
What's it about and who is it for?
See REAP website library for a list of other publications and resources including Refugees for Equalities - We don’t do Refugees & Multiple Inequalities Report 2009.
Weblink: One Plus One report
Additional weblink: www.reap.org.uk
Refugees for Equalities - We don’t do Refugees & Multiple Inequalities Report 2009.

Praying with Lior

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Film
Author:
Date of Publication: 2007
Published by: Ruby Pictures
Tags: Getting Support, Down's Syndrome, Faith Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
This film follows Lior, a young man with Down’s Syndrome as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah. It was shown at the London Jewish Film Festival as part of The Judith Trust’s Inclusion Campaign, to raise awareness of the needs of Jewish people with learning disabilities, their carers and families to be involved in Jewish spiritual and communal life.
Weblink: www.prayingwithlior.com
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Public attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities: a cross- cultural study. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 48, 278 – 289.

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal Article
Author: Scior,K., Kan,K-Y., McLoughlin,A.,& Sheridan, J.C.
Date of Publication: 2010
Published by:
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Research, Black Minority Ethnic And New Migrant Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
This study investigated attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities among the general Hong Kong Chinese population and compared these to a White British sample, using the Community Living Attitudes Scale
Weblink: AAIDD Online
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Public attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative comparison of white British & South Asian people. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Vol 25, Issue 2, 177- 188

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal Article
Author: Coles,S. & Scior, K
Date of Publication: 2012
Published by: Blackwell Publishing 2011
Tags: Research, Black Minority Ethnic And New Migrant Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
The authors explore how young people from White British and South Asian backgrounds differ in their attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and how they arrive at their beliefs. This qualitative study used focus groups and individual interviews with White British and South Asian adolescents aged 16–19 years (N = 61) recruited form sixth form colleges across London
Weblink: Wiley Online Library
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Public awareness, attitudes and beliefs regarding intellectual disability: a systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2164-2182.

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Journal Article
Author: Scior,K.
Date of Publication: 2011
Published by:
Tags: Research, Black Minority Ethnic And New Migrant Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
The general public's responses to people with intellectual disabilities influence the likely success or failure of policies aimed at increasing their social inclusion. The present paper provides a review of general population based research into awareness, attitudes and beliefs regarding intellectual disability published in English between 1990 and mid-2011
Weblink: AAIDD Online
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Putting People first: Equality and Diversity Matters 2 - Issue 8

Organisation: Commission for Social Care Inspection
Type of Resource: Journal
Author: Commission for Social Care Inspection
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by: Commission for Social Care Inspection
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Social Care, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
Providing appropriate services for black and minority ethnic people. This comprehensive bulletin includes items on key issues in equality and diversity, specific issues for black and minority ethnic people using services, good practice information, an action checklist and a list of resources.
Weblink: http://www.cqc.org.uk/
Additional weblink: Click here to read the report

Race equality in practice resource pack: Supporting Advocates Working With Cultural Diversity

Organisation: British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
Type of Resource: Resource Pack
Author: North Wales Race Equality Network
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Getting Support, Black Minority Ethnic, Advocacy
What's it about and who is it for?
Produced by North Wales Race Equality Network as part of the British Institute for Learning Disabilities and the Welsh Assembly Government Advocacy Grants Programme
Weblink: Race equality in practice resource pack: Supporting Advocates Working With Cultural Diversity
Additional weblink: http://www.bild.org.uk

Race Equality Foundation

Organisation: Race Equality Foundation
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?

The Race Equality Foundation promotes Race Equality by exploring what is known about discrimination and disadvantage and developing interventions to overcome barriers and promote Equality.

Weblink: www.raceequalityfoundation.org.uk
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Race for Health

Organisation: Race for Health
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Health, Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?

A Department of Health-funded, NHS based programme that works with PCTs and Trusts to drive forward improvements in health for people from black, and minority ethnic backgrounds. Includes an extensive library of Black Minority Ethnic resources.

Weblink: http://www.raceforhealth.org/home
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Reaching Out

Organisation: Midland Mencap
Type of Resource: Dvd
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Community Engagement
What's it about and who is it for?
‘Working with black minority ethnic communities’ a report and accompanying DVD Limited hardcopy resources available. Also available as pdf and on-line DVD
Weblink: www.midlandmencap.org.uk
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Reaching Out: to people with learning disabilities and their families from Black Minority Ethnic communities

Organisation: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Richard Poxton, Jane Taylor, Debbie Brenner, Angela Cole and Christine Burke
Date of Publication: 2012
Published by: FPLD
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Social Care, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?
The Reaching out to families project set out to find new ways of addressing the inequalities that people with learning disabilities from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities (Black Minority Ethnic) and their families experience in health and social care. The project paid particular attention to the role of third sector organisations and usedaction learning techniques to identify good practice. The report found that local community organisations have a significant role to play in identifying and contacting local families who are supporting a learning disabled person. It also revealed more attention should be given to understanding the dynamics of families within the different Black Minority Ethnic communities, especially the roles and responsibilities of their members.
Weblink: http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/publications/reaching-out-report/
Additional weblink: http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/

Religious, Spiritual, Pastoral and Cultural Care - A guide for staff in providing good religious, spiritual, pastoral and cultural care.

Organisation: South Devon Health Care NHS Trust and Teignbridge PCT
Type of Resource: Guide
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by: South Devon Health Care NHS Trust and Teignbridge PCT
Tags: Education Training And Employment, Good Practice, Faith Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
Religious, Spiritual, Pastoral and Cultural Care – A guide for staff in providing good religious, spiritual, pastoral and cultural care. Contains good information and also a useful Cultural and Religious Care Checklist, Appendix 2 p.49.
Weblink: Religious, Spiritual, Pastoral and Cultural Care - Handbook
Additional weblink: http://www.sdhct.nhs.uk

Report - Cumulative impact of government spending on particular groups

Organisation:
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Diversity And Equality, Report, Government Department
What's it about and who is it for?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and Landman Economics which shows the progress they have made in developing a model of the cumulative impact of Government spending and fiscal decisions on particular groups.

The work was commissioned by the EHRC as a contribution to the work to an advisory group set up to examine ways of making financial policy fairer and more efficiently targeted, following the findings of the Commission's groundbreaking assessment of the Government's 2010 Spending Review.

One of the recommendations made in that assessment was the development of an approach to modelling the cumulative impact of tax and spending decisions taken by Government on specific groups - for example, women, ethnic minorities and disabled people.

The NIESR and Landman Economics report demonstrates that it is possible to develop such a model, although it acknowledges further work is required to improve it.

Click here for more information.

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Supporting Somali parents and carers of disabled children

Organisation: South East Migrant Health Network
Type of Resource: Report
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Research
What's it about and who is it for?
Report on supporting Somali parents and carers of disabled children. Partnership work with the Somali community to develop their capacity led to the formation of Somali Disability and Elderly Support Group (SODES). www.sodes.org
Weblink: South East Migrant Health: case studies
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The Big Word

Organisation: The Big Word
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Assistive Technology And Communication, Interpreters, Interpretation
What's it about and who is it for?

The Big Word works with organisations to provide a translation and 24 hour telephone interpreting service.

Weblink: www.thebigword.com
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The Equality Act 2010, Disabled People and Carers

Organisation: Hft and NFCN
Type of Resource: Guide
Author:
Date of Publication: 01/11/2010 00:00:00
Published by: Hft
Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Diversity And Equality
What's it about and who is it for?
National Family Carer Network leaflet on the Equality Act 2010, Disabled people and carers
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Organisation: The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Knowing Your Rights, Ehrc
What's it about and who is it for?

The EHRC came into force on 1 October 2007. The new commission brings together and builds on the work of the three previous equality commissions – the Equal Opportunities Commission, The Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights Commission. The EHRC works to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and build good relations and to ensure that everyone has a fairer chance to participate in society.

Weblink: www.equalityhumanrights.com
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The Human Rights Act – Changing Lives, 2nd edition

Organisation: BIHR
Type of Resource: Booklet
Author: Sonya Sceats
Date of Publication: 2008
Published by: BIHR
Tags: Knowing Your Rights
What's it about and who is it for?
‘Changing Lives’ includes 31 case studies that show the variety of ways in which the Human Rights Act is being used by groups and individuals to challenge poor treatment and through this to improve their own and others quality of life.
Weblink: The Human Rights Act – Changing Lives
Additional weblink: Click here for other Human Rights guides available on the BIHR website

The Inclusion Campaign

Organisation: The Judith Trust
Type of Resource: Campaign
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Campaign, Faith Communities
What's it about and who is it for?
The Inclusion Campaign works with synagogues and other Jewish institutions to develop inclusion of people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill- health, and their families and carers, in Jewish community life. The Trust commissioned a piece of research which looked at the inclusion and participation of Jewish people with learning disabilities in spiritual life. This evidenced the importance of Judaism to Jewish people with learning disabilities: it gave them a sense of strength, social belonging and inclusion and formed an important part of their identity. All wanted more opportunities for religious and cultural education. Parents wanted their children to be able to join in at synagogue and in community life. They also wanted someone at the synagogue to provide support and information and to promote inclusion. The Judith Trust 5 Carriage House 90 Randolph Avenue London W9 1BG
Weblink: www.judithtrust.org.uk
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The Institute of Linguistics

Organisation: The Institute of Linguistics
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Assistive Technology And Communication, Interpreters, Interpretation
What's it about and who is it for?

Use suitably qualified interpreters, preferably with a background or specialist knowledge of the area you are working in e.g. Learning Disability, Mental Health. The Institute of linguistics and others have a list of interpreters who are familiar with particular issues e.g. Social Care, Housing and Health.

Weblink: www.iol.org.uk
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The National Black Carers and Carers Workers Network (NBCCWN)

Organisation: The National Black Carers and Carers Workers Network (NBCCWN)
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Black Minority Ethnic Carers
What's it about and who is it for?

The National Black Carers and Carers Workers Network (NBCCWN) works with the Department of Health (DH) and others to ensure the views of Carers from Black Minority Ethnic communities are heard and integrated. Can be contacted via the Afiya Trust.

Weblink: www.afiya-trust.org.uk
Additional weblink: http://www.afiya-trust.org/index.php/about

The National Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network

Organisation: The National Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Good Practice
What's it about and who is it for?

The National Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network was set up to run a good practice / information sharing network on all initiatives concerned with Learning Disability and Ethnicity.

Weblink: www.lden.org.uk
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The Prison Reform Trust

Organisation: The Prison Reform Trust
Type of Resource: Organisation
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Knowing Your Rights, Criminal Justice System
What's it about and who is it for?

The Prison Reform Trust is a registered charity that works to create a just, human and effective penal system. PRT aims to improve prison regimes and conditions, defend and promote prisoners human rights, address the needs of prisoner’s families and promote alternatives to custody. Other activities include research in to all aspects of prison, the provision of advice and information, education and parliamentary lobbying.

Weblink: www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk
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The Refugee Toolkit

Organisation: The Children's Society
Type of Resource: Website
Author:
Date of Publication:
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Tags: Getting Support, Black Minority Ethnic, Education Training And Employment
What's it about and who is it for?
A free online toolkit which was launched in March 2008, by The Children’s Society, to support all practitioners. Filled with information and resources, a toolkit for all practitioners working across education, health, adults and children’s services as well as the voluntary sector, who are supporting young carers in refugee asylum seeking families
Weblink: www.refugeetoolkit.org.uk
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Top Tips for Partnership Boards: How to include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

Organisation: PMLD Networks
Type of Resource: Guide
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by: PMLD
Tags: Getting Support, Education Training And Employment, Pmld
What's it about and who is it for?
People who have PMLD have very complex needs and most don't use words, signs or symbols. Because of this they are unable to 'speak up' for themselves on Partnership Boards in the way many other people with a learning disability can. Help change this by getting your Partnership Board to follow these 'Top Tips'.
Weblink: www.pmldnetwork.org
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Towards Culturally Competent Advocacy: meeting the needs of diverse communities

Organisation: British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Kate Richardson and Dr Rorie Fullerton,
Date of Publication: 01/01/2010 00:00:00
Published by: BILD
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?
This paper argues that barriers exist which can prevent individuals from Black and minority ethnic (Black Minority Ethnic) communities from gaining equitable access to advocacy services and, hence, from gaining equitable access to health and social care. When the minority ethnic individual has learning disabilities, an additional, interlocking set of barriers comes into play which further compromises access to health and social care
Weblink: Towards Culturally Competent Advocacy: meeting the needs of diverse communities
Additional weblink: http://www.bild.org.uk

UK Forensic and Learning disability network

Organisation: UK Forensic and Learning disability network
Type of Resource: Online Network
Author:
Date of Publication:
Published by:
Tags: Criminal Justice System
What's it about and who is it for?

The UK Forensic and Learning Disability Network is a free network open to anyone with an interest in people with a learning disability in secure settings or the criminal justice system.

Weblink: http://www.jan-net.co.uk/
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Updated version of the Valuing People Ethnicity Framework

Organisation: Department of Health
Type of Resource: Action Plan
Author: Prepared by Richard Poxton from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities with the aid of a steering group
Date of Publication: 2012
Published by: FPLD
Tags: Health, Black Minority Ethnic, Valuing People Now, Fpld
What's it about and who is it for?
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities was commissioned by the Department of Health and the Office of the National Learning Disability Director, Anne Williams and Scott Watkins (co-Directors until 31st March 2011) to update the Framework for Action which was first published in 2004. This update highlights the continuing relevance of its message as well as those raised by Valuing People Now.
Weblink: Click here to download via the website
Additional weblink: http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk

Valuing People Now

Organisation: HM Government
Type of Resource: Action Plan
Author: Department of Health
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by: Department of Health
Tags: Easy Read, Health, Black Minority Ethnic
What's it about and who is it for?
Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year strategy (big plan) to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, Personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships. There are a range of resources and documents available on the website including easy read versions and links to pages in different languages.
Weblink: Valuing People Now via the National Archives
Additional weblink: Valuing People Now Ethnicity work programme

Who makes up the South West? The facts around the region’s population and migration

Organisation: South West TUC
Type of Resource: Booklet
Author: Southwest TUC
Date of Publication: 2009
Published by: Southwest TUC
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants
What's it about and who is it for?
This booklet contains information on population diversity in the South West region. Plymouth has a small Chinese and Iraqi Kurdish community, Trowbridge has around 700 Moroccans who came to work in the 1960’s. Bournemouth has a significant Korean population along with Portuguese; there are Bangladeshi and Filipino communities in Salisbury and Indians in Swindon. Polish communities have long histories in the region along with the Irish. There is also a glossary of terms and definitions relating to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Workers as well as a section on Migrant Myths and a brief history of Asylum in the UK.
Weblink: Who makes up the South West? The facts around the region’s population and migration
Additional weblink: http://www.tuc.org.uk/tuc/regions_info_southwest.cfm

Who’s Still Missing? Refugees, migrants and the equality agenda

Organisation: Institute for Public Policy Research
Type of Resource: Report
Author: Dr. Phil McCarvill
Date of Publication: 2011
Published by: Equality and Diversity Forum
Tags: Black Minority Ethnic, Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants
What's it about and who is it for?
A report for the Equality and Diversity Forum
Weblink: Who’s Still Missing? Refugees, migrants and the equality agenda
Additional weblink: http://www.edf.org.uk

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