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The Race Equality Centre in Leicester & Leicestershire

TREC office
Opening times:
Mon – Thurs 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm
The office is closed to the public on Friday except by appointment

Address: 1st Floor, Highfields Centre
96 Melbourne Road
Leicester, LE2 0DS

Tel: 0116 2042790
Fax: 0116 2042791
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The major areas of activity are:

  1. To work with our local councils to tackle racial discrimination and disadvantage;
  2. To work with the ‘public sector’ to make full use of the positive duty under the Equality Act 2010;
  3. To work with the local private sector through a balance of advocacy and law enforcement and the promotion of the business case for racial equality;
  4. To seek to change public attitudes in order to make racial discrimination socially unacceptable;
  5. To ensure that our work is well informed by close contact with local racial minority communities and to assist in building their capacity to tackle racial discrimination and disadvantage;
  6. To monitor/evaluate the impact of public bodies on racial minority communities.

Fundamental to that work is the need to operate at a strategic level with the recognition that focused involvement in targeted areas assists in the arguments and the development of improved practices.  To achieve this TREC has embarked on a number of exercises, which has given rise to specialist areas of work within the organisation.

The areas of work include:

  1. Generic race equality development
  2. Community empowerment through targeted work with infrastructure organisations
  3. To ameliorate the impact of extreme and violent racist activity
  4. Integration support to new and emerging communities
  5. Racial harassment monitoring and intervention



Officers of The Race Equality Centre attend meetings of the following groups to advocate for consideration of Race Equality matters


Staff members currently sit on the following panels

Advice Leicester Partnership
Advisory Group on Leicester University’s “The UK Citizenship Process: Exploring Immigrants’ Experiences”
Community Gold Group
East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership
Highfields Adult Learning, Advice and Business Development Service
Highfields Area Forum
Highfields Community Association
Housing Benefit Liaison Meeting
Housing Task Group-East Midlands Strategic Partnership
Job Centre Plus Liaison Meetings
Leicester Active Citizenship Partnership
Leicester Civil Rights Movement
Leicester For Business
Leicester's Multi Agency Forum for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Leicester Partnership Trust
Muslim Women Association (Board Member)
New Arrivals Strategic Group
NHS Alliance Partnership
Overseas Qualification Development Service
PAGRI (Policy Advisory Group on Racial Issues)
Chair of Regional Equality & Diversity Partnership
Social Welfare Advice Law
St. Matthews Area Forum
Stop Search Reference Group


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