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The more English a person feels the more likely they are to believe immigration has had a negative impact on Britain's economy and culture, a new survey has revealed.But despite the survey finding that Scottish National Party voters were the most likely to be positive about the cultural and economic…
A project to recruit more nursery staff from ethnic minorities has been launched by the Scottish Government.The £140,000 scheme aims to increase the diversity of the early learning and childcare (ELC) workforce while attempting to recruit enough staff to deliver the near-doubling of free childcare.It has been estimated up to…
Radio station LBC has been warned that it could face sanctions if it continues to breach broadcasting regulations with "offensive content".Watchdog Ofcom found that Steve Allen's early-morning show broke broadcasting rules with "potentially highly offensive" comments about blind people.The DJ was talking about a blind man who is scared of…
A new exhibition which challenges stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities will take place in Portsmouth this month. The exhibition is part of a British Academy funded project looking at how to challenge common stereotypes and is led by Dr Annabel Tremlett with co-investigator John Oates (Open University) and…
Examples of potential hate crimes are highlighted in a new national campaign to increase awareness about the "sickening" offending. The initiative aims to make clear that directing abuse at someone because of their religion, race, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability is a criminal offence. Films and posters depicting fictional…
A health board has apologised after advising staff to avoid speaking to members of the travelling community.NHS National Services Scotland sent an internal memo to staff at its staff at Gyle Square, Edinburgh, regarding local travellers.The memo said the board planned to lock all facilities over the weekend having been…
The Health Secretary has been urged to investigate concerns over access to mental health services for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) patients.Labour’s health spokeswoman Monica Lennon has written to Jeane Freeman asking her to take action following claims BAME people can struggle to get proper mental health treatment.Dr Asif…
Most employers are failing to collect information on how many disabled or ethnic minority workers they employ, which is putting their careers at risk, according to a new report. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) called for mandatory reporting on staff recruitment, retention and promotion by ethnicity and disability,…
Black people have higher rates of dementia diagnosis compared to other ethnic groups, a new study suggests. But people from Asian backgrounds are the least likely to be diagnosed with the condition, compared to patients who are black or white. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and King's College London…
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities will benefit from a new fund to improve their health, education and integration, Communities Minister Lord Bourne said today. Six pilot projects will each receive a share of £170,000 of new funding, and will be run by or in partnership with the Gypsy, Roma and…
White shortlisted job applicants are up to three times more likely to be appointed than black and minority ethnic (BME) applicants in six major NHS organisations and are more likely to report harassment, bullying or abuse from colleagues in four, according to a report. The six bodies which oversee the…
Northern Ireland’s chief social worker Seán Holland wants to build more cultural competence among social work professionals. Speaking at a workshop ‘Cultural Competence in Child Care Social Work in Northern Ireland’ today, Mr Holland said the workshop would address cultural competence and some of the challenges presented to social workers…
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