Celebrating London’s approach to addressing anti-racist practice – series of sharing and learning luncheons

Celebrating London’s approach to addressing anti-racist practice – series of sharing and learning luncheons

LondonADASS published a statement[1] in response to Black Lives Matter on the 09 July 2020. Within the statement, LondonADASS committed to ‘do everything possible to continue to expose and eradicate systemic racism’. UK Race Equality week (2021) offers us the opportunity to reflect on the LondonADASS Black Lives Matter statement seven months after it was launched to celebrate and challenge the impact of the LondonADASS statement. In order to achieve this aim, we will be running a series of luncheons to review key elements of the LondonADASS work programme through a race equalities lens #spacetotalkaboutrace. The schedule is as follows:

Date and timeFocus (including supporting resources)SpeakersLink to join the luncheon
01/02/2021 12:00 – 12:45Leadership   Resources Interview: ‘People have stereotypes about BAME leaders’, LGC (2020) https://www.lgcplus.com/politics/interview-people-have-stereotypes-about-bame-leaders-08-07-2020/ Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce, BAME Communities Advisory Group, GOV.UK (2020) Are opportunities still limited for black and minority ethnic staff in health care leadership? Kings Fund (2016) https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2016/04/BME-staff-healthcare-leadership  Serena Simon, Programme Director, Church Street Regeneration, Regeneration & Economic Development, Growth Planning and Housing, Westminster City Council

Tricia Pereira, Head of Operations Adults Social Care & Adult Safeguarding, Community and Housing Directorate, London borough of Merton
Click here to join the Monday luncheon  
02/04/2021 12:00 – 12:45Exploratory discussion looking at rough sleeping through a race equalities lensRepresentative from Shelter

Catherine Parsons, Director of Operations, Thames Reach, Employment Academy
Click here to join the Tuesday luncheon  
03/02/2021 12:00 – 12:45Covid-19 vaccine uptake   Resources COVID-19 vaccine and health inequalities: considerations for prioritisation and implementation, GOV.UK (2021) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-30-december-2020/annex-a-covid-19-vaccine-and-health-inequalities-considerations-for-prioritisation-and-implementation Cultural competence in covid-19 vaccine rollout, BMJ (2020) https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4845/rrNew poll finds BAME groups less likely to want COVID vaccine, Royal Society for Public Health (2020) https://www.rsph.org.uk/about-us/news/new-poll-finds-bame-groups-less-likely-to-want-covid-vaccine.html    Beverley Tarka, Director of Adults and Health, Haringey Council

Florence Obinna, Consultation & Engagement Manager, London Borough of Hackney
Click here to join the Wednesday luncheon  
04/02/2021 12:00 – 12:45Time to Talk Day 2021 https://www.rethink.org/get-involved/awareness-days-and-events/time-to-talk-day/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI04PK9a-s7gIVV-7tCh2hTQMREAAYASAAEgLHqfD_BwETBCClick here to join the Thursday luncheon  
05/02/2021 12:00 – 12:45Safeguarding – embedding the voice of the person with lived experience   Resources Real Safeguarding Stories https://realsafeguardingstories.com/ User involvement in adult safeguarding, SCIE (2011) https://www.scie.org.uk/publications/reports/report47/ Lived Experience Influence and Participation Policy, Mind (2017) https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/4743/mind-lived-experience-influnce-and-participation-policy.pdf  Healthwatch (London)Click here to join the Friday luncheon  
06/02/2021 12:00 – 12:45 Dementia does not discriminate https://dementiapartnerships.com/resource/dementia-does-not-discriminate/Alzheimer Society representative

Care home manager and residents  
Click here to join the Saturday luncheon  

See you there

[1] Black Lives Matter: A Statement – LondonADASS https://londonadass.org.uk/black-lives-matter-a-statement-londonadass/

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