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Who are we?

EQUALITY LEEDS, formerly known as Leeds REC, is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity (No.1000406). We are funded by charitable trusts and the local authority in Leeds.

Our objectives are to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of differing racial groups.

What do we do?

We offer a variety of different services all designed to help us to meet our key objectives.

1. Policy Development

We will help organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to implement best practice policies that promote race equality. We provide advice on a whole range of practical issues including positive action, cultural diversity, legal obligations, race equality schemes and ethnic monitoring.

2. Public Education

Part of our role within the area is to raise awareness of race issues and implement appropriate strategies to prevent racial harassment and discrimination. We work with a variety of groups to help tackle racist incidents such as the community partnerships across the area.

3. Community Development

We can offer practical advice and assistance to black and minority ethnic led groups (Community, Voluntary and Faith) regarding development opportunities and funding. We also distribute useful information to groups through our e-mail network and can arrange training on a variety of issues. We also offer facilities for groups at a minimal charge including a meeting/training room, computers, e-mail and photocopier.

Our Standards

Equality Leeds endeavours to provide an efficient, friendly and professional service to everyone who seeks its assistance.

If you are not happy with our service then there is a complaints procedure that you can use.