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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

January 2014

Happy New Year and welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the Regional BME Network on regional and national news and policy developments for the BME voluntary and community sector. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing

Joint Learning Event on Health and Housing

The Race Equality Foundation, FaithAction and the National Housing Federation will be holding a free learning event aimed at addressing health inequalities through better housing on Thursday 30 January in London.

"Very small, very quiet, a whisper" - BME groups: voice and influence

Taking place on Tuesday 21 January from 12noon to 2pm, Phil Ware will present and discusses his Working Paper “Very small, very quiet, a whisper…” BME groups: voice and influence at the Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham.

Getting more people from BME communities into sport and physical activity

Taking place on Thursday 27 March at the Signing Tree Conference Centre, Birmingham B16 8SZ, this conference aims to teach new ways of engaging and retaining participants from BME communities in sport and physical activity.

Learning report on dementia in BME communities

Age UK and the Race Equality Foundation have published a learning report following their event on meeting the challenge of dementia in BME communities.

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