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General Equalities Information


Equality and Human Rights Commission

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission formed in 2007 and has replaced the role and functions of the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission.  Its mission is to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to
participate in society.

The Equality Advisory & Support Service (EASS) was established in 2012 to provide advice and support to individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales. EASS can also accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide in depth help and support to local users of their services. Their Helpline services receive over 3000 contacts per month. Follow the link to more information and contact details.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

The Joseph Roundtree Foundation undertakes a wide variety of national social policy research and development work in areas such as housing, poverty, migrant and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) populations.  You can view summaries of recent research or download whole documents. This website provides useful links to other sources of related information.

 

Equality and Diversity Forum


The Equality and Diversity Forum is a network of national organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and broader equality and human rights issues. The Forum provides members with up-to-date information on equality and human rights, commissions research, and offers support and guidance on tackling discrimination.


 
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