New report on supporting BME communities in Leeds

A new report is now available: "Enhancing resilience and sustainability: Developing and supporting the black and minority ethnic community and voluntary sector in Leeds".

This is the final report of a research project that looked into the specific issues, challenges and concerns of the black and minority ethnic (BME) community and voluntary sector and, in particular, to uncover the infrastructure support needs of the sector. The research was overseen by a consortium of BME organisations in Leeds.

The purpose of the report is to:

  • Provide an account of the processes used in delivering the research aims.
  • Summarise the outcomes of a June 2013 Summit and in particular to communicate the BME sector’s views on the key characteristics of effective infrastructure support.
  • Begin – through analysing the outcomes of detailed conversations with sector representatives – to gain a more nuanced picture of the views, experiences, needs and contributions of the BME sector.
  • Gain an understanding of how and whether current arrangements for infrastructure support meet the BME sector’s needs.
  • Scrutinise how and whether it is felt that the needs of the BME sector differ from the wider community and voluntary sector.
  • Explore the continuing role of the BME sector in the city.
  • Summarise the views of infrastructure support organisations (ISOs) regarding the support, development and wider needs of the BME community and voluntary sector.
  • Suggest some ways forward which help to strengthen the BME sector and enhance its resilience.
  • Suggest some ways in which mainstream ISOs might work to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of a growing and changing BME sector.

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