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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

September 2014

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


Diversity in the charity sector

An analysis of ethnicity in senior positions in top 50 charities by Third Sector magazine has shown a bias towards white men.

Call for evidence on religion and belief issues

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a major call for evidence to collect first hand experiences from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, have affected them in the workplace and in using the services and facilities they need in everyday life.

European survey of healthcare of migrants communities

Open to all migrants, the aMASE community study is an online survey focusing on the barriers to accessing health care for migrant communities.

Social Services Support for Destitute Migrant Families

The Public Law Project has published a guide to assist VCS organisations working with destitute migrant families to identify which families can access support from social services.

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