Issue - meetings

FEEDBACK ON BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT CONSULTATION EVENT

Meeting: 10/12/2008 - Equality and Diversity Forum (Item 77)

FEEDBACK ON BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT CONSULTATION EVENT

Verbal report by Andrea Horwood on the event which took place on 17 November 2008.

 

Estimated time : 10 minutes           

 

Minutes:

Andrea Horwood of Sutton Housing Centre advised the Forum of the Black and Minority Ethnic Housing and Employment consultation event which took place on Monday 17 November 2008 at the Salvation Army Centre, Sutton, which was attended by 70 Sutton residents. 

 

The event consisted of a number of presentations, followed by breakout sessions which included:

 

  • Understanding access to services
  • Providing access to BME users.
  • Clients with social neds.
  • How the Housing Centre worked.

 

It had been agreed to hold similar events in the future and an action plan would be drawn up, which would be extended to include BME people with disabilities.

 

Councillor Ruth Dombey stated that she had attended the Annual General Meeting Refugee Network and was pleased to note that English lessons for women and children had been arranged.