ISCRE #SuffolkSolidarity General Election 2017 Candidate Initiative

As campaigning for the General Election gets underway, the county’s leading civil rights body has announced that it will be writing to all confirmed candidates asking them to conduct their campaign in such a way that boosts rather than undermines community cohesion. The Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) is asking that those […]

“This is seriously good news”: ISCRE secures Comic Relief grant

Suffolk’s leading civil rights charity is celebrating today as it announces a £30,000 grant from Comic Relief. The money has been awarded to the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) to help it improve core resilience and strengthen its independence to continue to deliver its services aimed at empowering Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) […]

What’s next for EU nationals? Brexit briefing in Ipswich.

As MP’s were debating whether to trigger Article 50 in the House of Parliament, residents of Ipswich were trying to keep the idea of Europe alive at an informative gathering with local community leaders, politicians and EU citizens. On the 1st February, one hundred people packed out Burlington Baptist Church in Ipswich to find out […]

Free advice session to know your Family Friendly Rights At Work

A free drop-in advice session aimed at informing local workers about their pregnancy, maternity and paternity rights at work is scheduled to come to Ipswich later this month. The Family Friendly Rights at Work initiative is being run by Tackling Discrimination in the East, part of the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) […]

Ipswich Integration Project – Helping Others to be Active in the Town

A project aimed at giving recent overseas arrivals to Ipswich the chance to make new friends and gain in confidence in contributing their skills to the wider community has just been given an extra funding boost.   Ipswich Integration Group (IIG) was set up by a number of recent migrants to the town in 2015. […]

Suffolk Law Advice Centre hopes for support for Legal Walk 2016

An Ipswich-based charity which provides free legal advice to residents of the town and across Suffolk is looking for sponsors to raise help it raise much-needed funds as its staff, volunteers and supporters – including the new Mayor of Ipswich – join the third Ipswich Legal Walk on June 27th.   The walk starts at […]

Suffolk Solidarity

As local organisations that seek to support some of the most vulnerable communities in our county from illegal discrimination, exploitation and marginalisation, we are very concerned about the recent upsurge in attacks on non-UK nationals since the EU Referendum result was announced.   We all accept the validity of the poll in question, but we […]

Refugees Welcome Here

“For nearly 40 years, the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality has been at the front line in campaigning to end unlawful discrimination of whatever type and against whichever group. During those decades, our staff, trustees and volunteers have been relentless in promoting acceptance and challenging the powers that be to do the same.   […]