Chris Allen, Director of Policy and Research at B:rap, the Birmingham Race Action Partnership, speaking at a workshop on population change hosted by the West Midlands Regional Observatory in
Chris Allen, Director of Policy and Research at B:rap, the Birmingham Race Action Partnership, speaking at a workshop on population change hosted by the West Midlands Regional Observatory in Birmingham on 31 March 2009.
Beyond being statistically challenged Chris Allen, BRAP A presentation given at State of the Region: Implications of Population Change event, 31 March 2009. This presentation forms part of the Observatory’s ongoing State of the Region dialogue between policy makers and researchers on the theme of population change.
Beyond Being Statistically Challenged: How do we move the equalities agenda forward? Dr Chris Allen Director of Research & Policy, BRAP 31st March 2009
166 Super Output Areas within the top 5% most deprived in the country
39.63% of people living in Birmingham are deemed to be living in deprived circumstances - Stoke-on-Trent (33.13%) and Sandwell (29.41%)
81% of children in Ladywood from families living in or on the brink of poverty:
Sparkbrook & Small Heath (79%), Hodge Hill (75%), Erdington (64%), Perry Barr (61%), Wolverhampton South East (62%), Walsall South (61%), Warley (61%), West Bromwich West (60%) and Stoke on Trent Central (60%) have child poverty levels above 60%
To treat all people with fairness, dignity, respect, autonomy and as a result of these, equality
To achieve this, new policies and strategies need to be built upon the principles of:
Social justice, of inclusion, of diversity, where diversity is a source of power and not weakness;
Not about tokens and quotas and special privileges
‘ Doing’ equalities is not a resource that can afford to be squandered
An integrated view where standards of behaviour and service entitlements derive from our rights as citizens, as humans , as people
Contact details Chris Allen Director of Research and Policy BRAP E [email_address] T 0121 456 7409 Web www.brap.org.uk Stephen Howarth Deputy Chief Executive West Midlands Regional Observatory E [email_address] T +44 (0)121 202 3258 Web www.wmro.org Blog http://wmro.wordpress.com Rosie Day Research Analyst West Midlands Regional Observatory E [email_address] T +44 (0)121 202 3286 Web www.wmro.org Blog http://wmro.wordpress.com