This is an exciting new report based on interviews with 450 young BAME voices in Peterborough schools. Their opinions are given, in their own words, on migration, religion, crime, Prevent Strategy, race relations, and more. There is a video of the Zoom launch and another shorter video about a follow-up research project by two of our young people. Watch and learn what they've found out.
THE ‘TOWNS CHALLENGE’ When it comes to resilience, evidence suggests a specific ‘towns challenge’. Towns are significantly less liberal about migration and multiculturalism than big cities. But they are also less liberal than very small places, like villages. So, this is not merely a case of the physical size of a settlement.
The Hope Not Hate advocacy organisation has produced a very interesting report ...
Understanding Community Resilience in our Towns
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EU Settlement Scheme – 100 days left to apply
As at Tuesday 23 March, we are marking 100 days to go until the deadline of 30 June 2021 for applications to be made to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).
This milestone is a great opportunity for us to work together to bring the fast- approaching deadline to the attention of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in our local authority.
All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members, who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, should apply without delay so that they can continue to work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.
Local support available:
Gladca and PARCA are supporting with EUSS applications.
Gladca number 01733 566343 for appointment. PARCA number 01733 563420 for appointment.
They have qualified advisors OISC Level 2 to help with any queries on immigration status.
October is Black History Month in the UK and it's been celebrated nationwide every year for nearly 40 years. This month was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many generations. PREC is proud to be involved in this important educational work.
Click below to find out more
Corona Virus - Covid 19
DON'T REJECT THE VACCINE!
Two Asian politicians appeal to minority ethnic people
Vaccination program being rolled out now
for Peterborough and Camridgeshire. No need to apply. All registered patients will be called in when their turn arrives. BUT make sure you are registered with a GP.
Worried about being vaccinated? Catching coronavirus is much more worrying! Talk to your local pharmacy in private if you need reassurance.
Barnardo’s has launched a vital new support service which we believe will make a positive difference to the lives of many Black, Asian and minority ethnic children, young people and their families impacted by Covid-19.
This is a UK-wide helpline which will focus on issues specifically affecting children, young people and families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, who as we all know, have been hardest hit by the pandemic. The new service is a free telephone helpline and web chat facility for children, young people and families from these communities who are suffering the long-lasting and wide-ranging impact of Covid-19. Barnardo’s specialist advisors will aim to provide on-going support on a complex range of issues including mental health, bereavement, family break-down, neglect, back to school, parenting advice, counselling, family stress, discrimination, barriers to services and more.
Peterborough City Council Guidance
Keep the children happy with online teaching materials for all ages via BBC.
Our amazing team of volunteers is committed to helping others. We are all committed to working for the welfare of our diverse city. We are proud that over 120 languages are spoken here. We are determined to challenge all forms of racial discrimination, and to take this conviction and turn it into positive action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
PREC was founded as a Charity in 1974 to monitor racial equality policies in the city and to challenge direct and indirect discrimination. We have now become an all volunteer, independent service and hold The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. We research minority ethnic achievement in education.
Like so many voluntary organisations, after the financial crash of recent years, we lost all our national and local authority funding as government reduced public spending. Now we are re-building PREC using all voluntary labour. This will give us greater independence because we won't be forced to comply with funder requirements to the same degree. We can identify and pursue our own priorities.
In November 2019 we moved into a new office in central Peterborough. Details are on the 'Contact Us' page:
For non-confidential, routine enquiries, or requests on where to get further help and information, we have now set up an email inbox firstname.lastname@example.org and now offer mobile phone contact on 07934 719760.
Specially good news is that four young people have volunteered to do research with us. They want to find out more about other young people's attitudes to knife crime and what is driving it.
Elsewhere you will see details of our latest research giving voice to young people's ideas, views and opinions about race equality issues in Peterborough.
We are partnering a city project bidding to provide a new cricket club for young people from different backgrounds. This follows on from our partner's successful community football project.
We have co-organised a Black Lives Matter event in Cathedral Square, Peterborough. When we are allowed, we shall be having a 'Public Philosophy' debate on Brexit and its implications for BAME communities.
Our Research Officer has just published the PREC Report 'For the City's Sake' which gives voice to young BAME people and their attirudes to racism and community cohesion in Peterborough. (See column to the right)
We are in process of setting up several working groups taking up particular issues:
1. Campaigning and Advocacy
2. Youthwork and Education
3. Events and Promotion
4. Research (continuing)
PREC started a long-term project called 'River of Hope' back in 1999. This studied educational achievement by ethnicity. Further academic studies have followed and continue, led by our research officer and her team of colleagues. A particular interest is in hearing young people's voices and publishing their views.
We have published a significant new report 'For the City's Sake' being prepared now for circulation and presentation (as Covid 19 allows!). This was produced with support from Near Neighbours, in early 2020. It is based on the views of 430 young people from BAME backgrounds in the city and it has been produced in collaboration with The Open University. Further details to follow later.