Equality Bodies

Bolton Racial Equality Council
Bolton Racial Equality Council is committed to the elimination of discrimination, the promotion of equality and the promotion of good relations between all groups of people. They provide a number of services to community groups including advice and signposting for people who believe they have been discriminated against. They also provide advice and support for basic immigration issues.

Currently Bolton Racial Equality Council is delivering two major service projects. One funded by Bolton Community Homes exploring issues for migrant workers and where possible supporting people with problems. The remit of the Council extends to advising statutory bodies and private sector employees of the issues around equality and diversity.

The second project is the Racial Harassment Project, funded by the Big Lottery and delivered by two offices. The project provides support and advice to victims of racial harassment and is delivered through drop in surgeries at various difference venues including community centres throughout Bolton. The officer's deliver training to local agencies, organisations and community groups. The aim of the project is that in the future organisations and community representatives who have attended the training will be able to refer clients of racial harassment to the diversity officers.

For more information contact:
01204 331002 Migrant Workers project
01204 331044/331019 Racial Harassment Project

Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.

Established in October 2007 the Equality and Human Rights Commission combines the responsibility of three previous commissions - the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Disability Rights Commission (DRC), and Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

For further details www.equalityhumanrights.com

One North West

One North West (1NW) is the regional network for the black and minority ethnic (BME) voluntary and community sector in the North West of England. Supported by a strategic grant from the Home Office Active Community Unit and by the European Social Fund, 1NW is working for the benefit of the BME voluntary and community sector across the five sub-regions of Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside.

Historically, BME communities have been regarded as beneficiaries of regeneration initiatives rather than equal contributors to regional development. This has for the most part been due to the lack of a developed and coherent voluntary and community sector infrastructure in which active engagement can be supported and encouraged. Despite government policy commitment and the determination of the sector, the BME community is still under represented and poorly resourced. As one of nine regional infrastructure organisations located within the English regions, 1NW was established by North West Network and Government Office for the North West to help address these difficulties by providing an accountable and accessible vehicle through which dialogue, influence and activity can be generated.

Our Vision
Strong and vibrant BME communities fully engaged in the decisions which affect their growth and development.

Our Values
1NW is guided by the values that promote equality of opportunity, participation, co-operation, democratic involvement, social justice and learning.

Our Aims
To unlock further funds for the BME sector at regional level
To increase the effectiveness of the BME sector through capacity building
To develop effective links and communication mechanisms within the BME sector and externally
To promote the active participation of the BME sector in the development of policy at regional level

Our Services include:
Information Dissemination
Capacity Building
Research and Policy
Democratic Representation
Networking and Partnerships

If you would like to know more about 1NW please see our website www.onenorthwest.org.uk information about North West Network is available from www.nwnetwork.org.uk . Contact with 1NW can be made through the website or alternatively please telephone 0161 236 6493.

Paul Harris Project Director for One North West

The RHAP Race Hate Awareness and Prevention project
The RHAP Race Hate Awareness and Prevention project is run by Preston and Western Lancashire Race Equality Council.  We offer free practical and emotional support to victims of racist crime.

Since 2007 we have supported over 250 victims of racist crime ranging from verbal abuse and criminal damage to violent assaults.  We have helped victims in a number of ways including helping people to report crimes to the Police, Mediation, getting rehoused and attending Court.

Victims can contact us on our free phone helpline 08088087398.

Our organisation also regularly gives talks and presentations to community groups and schools.

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RHAP, Preston and Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council, Town Hall Annexe, Birley Street , Preston , PR1 2RL

Tel: 01772 885128

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