Improving Access to Health Justice in Suffolk: an exciting new partnership between legal advice and health care providers

According to research undertaken by Citizen’s Advice, 19% of GP time is spent on non-clinical problems, costing the NHS almost £400 million a year. Patient bringing their worries about employment, housing, access to welfare benefits and relationship issues have a serious impact on health & wellbeing but are reducing time available to focus on medical […]

Volunteers’ Tea with the Mayor

At the kind invitation of the Mayor of Ipswich Jane Riley (and her consort), Suffolk Law Centre’s band of volunteers went to tea in the Mayor’s Parlour on 7th May. Carole, Rosemary, Julie, Swathi, Jack, Samuel and Paul were joined by full time staff members Audrey, Sophie and Sumaiyah for an impressive spread of sandwiches, […]

“New and very welcome addition” to ISCRE trustee team confirmed

Dr. Sarita Rao, a leading radiologist at Ipswich Hospital has become the latest person to serve on the board of Suffolk’s leading civil rights charity. Sarita, who has lived in Ipswich since 2005, joins 10 other citizens to provide strategic guidance and support to the growing family of organisations run by the Ipswich & Suffolk […]

Suffolk Law Centre launches friends scheme to boost long-term funding

An event to mark the first anniversary of Suffolk Law Centre (SLC) was used as an opportunity to launch a scheme aimed at ensuring its much-needed services had as diverse and sustainable a range of income streams as possible. The SLC, which is part of the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) family […]

Tackling Discrimination in the East: “sustained, extensive and robust evidence of achievement”

An independent and detailed report into an initiative aimed at helping the most disadvantaged citizens across Suffolk and Norfolk to tackle unlawful discrimination has praised its achievements and suggested that it is an example for similar bodies across the country. Tackling Discrimination in the East (TDE) was launched in 2013, after the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for […]

Pause, Rewind: Suffolk Stop & Search Conference 2019

Suffolk conference to reflect on Police Stop and Search powers and community relations  ‘Pause and rewind’: that’s the message from the county’s leading civil rights charity as it hosts a key conference into the use and impact of Police powers. The Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) set up the Stop and Search […]

ISCRE’s 2018 AGM “the biggest for many years”

Nearly 150 people from across Suffolk attended one of the biggest AGMs for many years of the county’s leading civil rights organisation. The recent Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) AGM, held at the University of Suffolk, saw a packed audience enjoying a range of food from different traditions, live music from an […]

Keynote speakers look forward to ISCRE & Suffolk Law Centre AGM

People planning to attending next week’s (18 September) Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) and & Suffolk Law Centre (SLC) Annual General Meeting will be treated to a rousing speech from a leading employment barrister and a moving and thought-provoking reflections from a leading performance poet.  As the leading civil rights charity in […]

ISCRE report results in the launch of “Manifestos for Educational Inclusion”

A report into improving access to higher education among Suffolk’s diverse communities has been published by the county’s leading civil rights charity. The report shows that families who have recently arrived in the county struggle the most to make informed decisions around the educational opportunities that are open to their children. The manifestos represent the […]

Suffolk Law Centre adds housing legal aid service with new staff recruitment

The team behind the county’s recently-launched law centre is celebrating this week with the news that they have recruited a housing law expert. This additional member of staff ensures that the centre can provide a much needed service to Suffolk residents facing eviction or dealing with day-to-day problems with their landlords. Paul McManus is Suffolk […]