Work underway to investigate vaccine hesitancy in minority groups

The University of Aberdeen is among 13 universities, community organisations and small and medium size enterprises in a collective effort to improve vaccine uptake among minority groups. Uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine varies widely across communities and researchers are hoping to identify the reasons behind these variations to ultimately increase vaccine uptake. A collaboration of […]

Multi-Ethnic LGBTQI+ webinar aims to “share experiences and build better support” 

The county’s leading civil rights body and the Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG) have announced that it is hosting Suffolk’s first local webinar aimed at bringing together multi-ethnic lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and other (LGBTQI+) community members to discuss issues and help shape how the organisation can better support them.  […]

#whatarewemissing Webinar: BAME Domestic Abuse

ISCRE (Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality) and the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG have delivered a webinar on domestic abuse within the BAME community. Why focus on the BAME community? Inequality for minority groups is widespread and extends to the criminal justice system, healthcare, housing and schooling. The Office for National Statistics (2019) […]

Vital to build better understanding between communities in a divided society

Phanuel Mutumburi, business and operations director at the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), explains the role of ISCRE in a divided society. I’m writing this column in the days after a mob attacked and broke into the US Capitol in Washington DC. Whatever the immediate stimulus for such an event, it is […]

Why we must work together to make 2021 a more equal year

Phanuel Mutumburi, business and operations director at the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), looks at how vital it is that in 2021 community and health leaders work together to make life better and more equal for the county’s BAME community. 2020 was a traumatic year for many and a challenging one for […]

We need your stories! Your chance to help tell ISCRE’s story

The Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) has teamed up with Ipswich Museums to tell the story the charity’s history in a ground-breaking way – but it desperately needs material from across the county. The story of how and why ISCRE started in 1977 is a crucial part of Unmasked: The Power of Stories, […]

Communities share experiences of COVID-19 with local leaders

The Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) has welcomed a pledge from health and care leaders across the Integrated Care System to bring about change to ensure Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are better supported and listened to. During a recent virtual event, jointly organised by ISCRE, Healthwatch Suffolk and the Ipswich […]

What Are We Missing? BAME Health Conference

What Are We Missing? event to “share experiences and map out solutions for BAME health and wellbeing” “As never before, the disproportionate numbers of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) citizens dying of COVID-19 nationally has shown more work needs to happen in health, care, workplace and housing settings. This system wide listening webinar will seek […]