EQuIP is working in partnership with WCC to discuss and share information on how we can improve affordability and sustainability of healthier food supplies, programmes to support healthy living and reducing health inequalities, talking about food insecurities – the role of food banks and community...
North Warwickshire Borough Council and EQuIP (Equality and Inclusion Partnership) are holding regular Disability Forum in 2023. The aim of this forum is to discuss ways services can improve for people with a disability across the borough.
Caring Together Warwickshire have updated their Carers Support leaflet with contact details that can help Adult Carers, Young Carers, Parent Carers, Dementia and Alzheimer's, Wellbeing for Warwickshire, Other support at home, and Bereavement support.
The cost-of-living crisis is making 2023 a harder year financially, putting more people under pressure. In fact, 71% currently have less disposable income compared to an average month before the crisis. There are scammers out there looking to make it even harder.
Did you know there is now an app for people with speech or hearing impairments to help them contact the police?The service is available 24/7 and can be used to contact Police, Ambulance, Fire or Coastguard.
We're all worried about rising prices and the pressure on household budgets.
The Government has launched the Help for Households campaign to promote the range of extra support on offer to help you deal with the cost of living.
Hate crime can have devastating consequences for victims, their families, witnesses and the wider community. Yet public awareness and perception of hate crime remains low, and incidents are significantly under-reported.
The Race Equality Commission came to Warwickshire on August 2022 and members of the Commission including Baroness Philippa Stroud (Co-Chair) and Rev Nims Obunge MBE DL (Co-Chair), Mak Chishty, Toni Fola-Alade, Dr Stephen Brien and members of the secretariat, were in Rugby sharing...
The Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) celebrates with the news that its Chair, Dr James Shera MBE, has been awarded the second highest civil honour, the Hilal-e-Qaid-i-Azam, by the President of Pakistan for his services to the country.
EQuIP welcomes new powers on tackling football hate crime
EQuIP has welcomed new powers to tackle football hate crime.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued new guidance as a result of spearheading a campaign to tackle hate crime associated with football.
We know this is a particularly scary time for families and people with autism. Our colleagues at the National Autistic Society have a number of tips and advice on their website here: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/tips.aspx
Over the last year, EQuIP has worked closely with Black and Caribbean communities across Warwickshire to explore the influences of their culture in society over the decades and the enormous contributions members have made to the county.
EQuIP Celebrates Award as a Quality Discrimination & Advice Casework Service
EQuIP has just been awarded another two-year accreditation for its Discrimination and Casework Service. EQuIP first won the award in 2019 and has just successfully been accredited with another 2 years of the award until December 2023.
From the 1st of April, the universal symptomatic testing offer in England will end, and free testing will continue only for certain groups.
Free COVID-19 testing will be available for people with symptoms if they are:
Patients in hospital.
Warwickshire County Council is currently proposing improvements to be made in Stratford Upon Avon town centre. Three streets are being targeted, these include Bridge Street, High Street and Union Street.
The law protects everyone against prejudice or hostility that is directed towards them based on their disability, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Hate incidents happen when someone is targeted simply for being who they are, or who someone perceives them to be.
Honorary Doctorate for James Shera
The Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) is delighted that its Chair, Dr James Shera MBE, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Coventry University at its graduation ceremony at Coventry Cathedral last week.
EQuIP have worked together with Warwickshire County Council and the NHS to create informative videos about Covid-19 guidance in multiple languages. These include Urdu, Russian, Punjabi, Polish, Nepalese, Latvian, Hindi, Arabic and Gujarati.
EQuIP have worked together with Warwickshire County Council and the NHS to create informative videos about Step 4 Covid-19 guidance in multiple languages. These include Urdu, Russian, Punjabi, Polish, Nepalese, Latvian, Hindi, Arabic and Gujarati.
Community videos explaining how the new Test and Trace will operate in Warwickshire to keep everyone safe from any local Covid-19 outbreaks have been collected by EQuIP. The first is from Sheela Hammond and the New Bilton Community Association, followed by Mahmoud Wehbeh in Arabic, Kailash Mistry in Gujarati, Om Gurung in Nepali and Anna Banas-Pas in Polish.