Healthwatch Kingston supporting Race Equality Week 2021

Our Chief Officer, Stephen Bitti, is chairing a series of informal luncheons this week to celebrate London's approach to addressing anti-racist practice and reviewing key elements of the LondonADASS work programme through a race inequalities lens.
race equalities week

London is one of the most diverse cities in the world. People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are most likely to live in London, with 58.4% of Black people, 35.9% of Asian people, 33.1% of people with Mixed ethnicity, and 49.9% of people from the Other ethnic group doing so. It is therefore imperative that we expose and eradicate all forms of racism within our Capital.

The UK and many other countries in which we operate are multi-ethnic and multicultural, or moving in that direction. Within them the roots of racial discrimination, racial disadvantage, xenophobia and intolerance can run deep. There have been gains and improvements over the years but social, economic and other indicators consistently report that inequalities and reduced access to opportunities determined by racial and ethnic background persist’
— The British Council

LondonADASS published a statement in response to Black Lives Matter on the 09 July 2020. Within the statement, LondonADASS committed to ‘do everything possible to continue to expose and eradicate systemic racism’.

UK Race Equality week (2021) offers us the opportunity to reflect on the LondonADASS Black Lives Matter statement seven months after it was launched to celebrate and challenge the impact of the LondonADASS statement.

In order to achieve this aim, we will be running a series of luncheons to review key elements of the LondonADASS work programme through a race equalities lens.

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01/02/2021 (12:00 – 12:45) - Leadership 

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02/04/2021 (12:00 – 12:45) - Exploratory discussion looking at rough sleeping through a race equalities lens

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03/02/2021 (12:00 – 12:45) - Covid-19 vaccine uptake

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04/02/2021 (12:00 – 12:45) - Time to Talk Day 2021 (Mental health)

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05/02/2021 (12:00 – 12:45) - Safeguarding – embedding the voice of the person with lived experience

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06/02/2021 (12:00 – 12:45) - Dementia does not discriminate

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