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Reducing racism and promoting equality: everyone's business

Reducing racism and promoting equality: everyone's business EDITORIAL In April 2006, the editorial for the issue of this journal asked ‘Are we tackling racial discrimination in housing and delivering equality, and what can authorities and providers do to improve the position?’. This issue of the Journal sets out to explore the theme further, and aims to move thinking and practice on. Many of you will be supporting people to live independently in their own homes or in shared accommodation. These service users and tenants may have mental health needs, or be disabled in some other way. They may be parents of disabled children, or older people. Whatever their circumstances, their homes can provide safety and security, warmth and comfort – a place they can escape to. Alternatively, they can be sources of great stress, environments which they want to escape from: environments that damage their health and well-being. Racism and fear of it can turn a haven into a hell for black and minority ethnic people. Racism damages communities and wrecks families. It is a fundamental human right for people to be able to feel safe and have shelter, yet one that is denied to many. This issue of the journal looks at the wider http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Housing, Care and Support Pier Professional

Reducing racism and promoting equality: everyone's business

Housing, Care and Support , Volume 11 (2) – Aug 1, 2008

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Pier Professional
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Copyright © 2008 by Pier Professional Limited
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1460-8790
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EDITORIAL In April 2006, the editorial for the issue of this journal asked ‘Are we tackling racial discrimination in housing and delivering equality, and what can authorities and providers do to improve the position?’. This issue of the Journal sets out to explore the theme further, and aims to move thinking and practice on. Many of you will be supporting people to live independently in their own homes or in shared accommodation. These service users and tenants may have mental health needs, or be disabled in some other way. They may be parents of disabled children, or older people. Whatever their circumstances, their homes can provide safety and security, warmth and comfort – a place they can escape to. Alternatively, they can be sources of great stress, environments which they want to escape from: environments that damage their health and well-being. Racism and fear of it can turn a haven into a hell for black and minority ethnic people. Racism damages communities and wrecks families. It is a fundamental human right for people to be able to feel safe and have shelter, yet one that is denied to many. This issue of the journal looks at the wider

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Published: Aug 1, 2008

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