Archives for February 24th, 2006

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN FOR BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC DISABLED PEOPLE

Features, PublicNet: 24 February, 2006

By Becca Singh Drawing on the work of four development projects the author set out to find ways to increase the local voice of black and minority ethnic disabled people and carers. The projects found high levels of unmet need, inappropriate and inadequate support services, and experience of discrimination in mainstream service provision. She suggests a framework for future projects which includes recognising the importance of multiple identities that straddle ‘tick boxes’ of ethnicity, heritage, disability, mental health, gender, faith, age, generation, class, family and citizenship status.



GATEWAY TO NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL DATA LAUNCHED

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 February, 2006

Data to support the management of Neighbourhood Renewal programmes can now be accessed from a gateway website. The site is managed by Oxford 7 Consultants for Social Inclusion and it has been developed in partnership
with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. As a gateway, the site has no data, but gives links to organisation that collect and compile data such asthe departments for health and education.

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ENTERPRISE FUNDING NOT REACHING MOST DEPRIVED AREAS

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 February, 2006

Ten projects proposed by fifteen councils have been given a share of the 126 million pounds funding from the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative to boost the economies of some of the deprived areas in England. But none of the most
deprived areas, as measured on the Index of Deprivation, were successful in the bidding process. The Institute for Public Policy Research’s Centre for Cities believes that the bidding process is flawed, with success going to
those councils with the skills to put together the best bids. This is shown in Greater London, where the bidding process resulted in Croydon, with a score on 2 in the Deprivation Index winning, while Tower Hamlets which
scores 6, was unsuccessful.

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