My Journey - From Syria to Leicester
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The Race Equality Centre in Leicester & Leicestershire
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
We have disabled access
Address: 2nd Floor, Phoenix Yard,
5-9 Upper Brown Street,
Leicester, LE1 5TE
Tel: 0116 2042790
Fax: 0116 2042791
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John Ashworth MP (PDF)
Re: The Race Equality Centre and Leicester City
I am very grateful for the on-going relationship between my office and The Race Equality Centre. This working relationship is of benefit to my work as an MP, and I hope it is of equal benefit to your organisation.
Not long after my election in 2011 the assistance you gave me, along with other organisations in Leicester, in order to challenge the government's reforms to ESOL provision was essential. I was pleased that the government listened to my campaign and amended its proposed changes, but unfortunately it did not abandon all of its reforms which will have an adverse impact on Leicester and its different communities.
More recently, reports you have provided me on the Equality Act and the use of Stop and Search by the police nationally have been very useful.
The support of The Race Equality Centre (TREC), along with the Highfields Centre, has been crucial in establishing a food bank in the Highfields area of Leicester. This project is a result of the multi-agency meetings that I hold in Highfields that look at addressing the impact of the government's reforms to social security.
In addition to the above examples of the support that TREC has provided to me and my office, the various services and initiatives of your organisation benefit the City as a whole.
For example, your work enables the City Council to manage demographic changes and the integration of new communities in the City, which is essential to community cohesion in Leicester. This work complements TREC's public education role which enables communities to access services that they would otherwise face insurmountable barriers to access.
The community development work undertaken by TREC has had many positive outcomes; not least the fact that organisations in Highfields have agreed action plans to mitigate the impact of the government's reform of social security on the different community groups. In addition, TREC has continued to provide ongoing support and advice to organisations seeking to shape, design and deliver services to the residents of Leicester.
I am aware that the above is a very small snapshot of all the different work undertaken by TREC that benefits the communities and citizens of Leicester, but it is clear that TREC is vital to many aspects of life in Leicester City.
As always, if there is ever anything I may be able to assist with please do not hesitate to contact me or my office.
Member of Parliament for Leicester South