Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

APPG on Race and Community call for evidence

3 July 2012

The inquiry is specifically focusing on Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women. The Runnymede Trust acts as secretariat for the group.

The inquiry will attempt to determine why 1 in 5 Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women are unemployed compared to only 1 in 14 White women. It will also seek to find ways to reduce these inequalities. As part of the inquiry, evidence sessions will be held in parliament and in the constituencies of the inquiry’s parliamentary sub-committee.

The terms of reference for the inquiry are as follows: 

·              Are unemployment rates of Black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani women being more affected by the current recession compared to previous recessions?

·              What are the reasons behind the high levels of unemployment of these particular groups?

·              How effective are current policies in addressing unemployment levels of the target groups? Is further intervention needed, and if so, what should this look like?

·              What impact is redundancy and unemployment having on lone mothers and their children among the target groups?

·              Have there been changes in labour market inactivity of certain groups, and if so, why?

 
You are also invited to attend the opening evidence session on 17th July, 2-4pm, House of Commons Committee Room 6.

Witnesses will include representatives from the National Apprenticeship Service, the private sector, academia and employment charities. More information will be circulated shortly.

The deadline for submitting written evidence is 3 September. Information on how to do so is available from the Runnymede Trust websiteTo reserve a place as an observer at the evidence session, please email vicki@runnymedetrust.org

 

Featured News

2 April 2014

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

NAVCA has launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive, is a member of the commission and looks forward to learning from the good practice already used across the country

20 March 2014

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

How can the Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need? You have until July 2014 to add your voice to a UK wide discussion around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work

20 March 2014

Questions on the Lobbying Act

In view of the passing of the Lobbying Bill into law, many charities and organisations that fall within the scope of the Act will have questions about how it might affect them and when further details may be available

18 February 2014

NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform

NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014

5 February 2014

Launch of Thriving Places campaign

Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, we are pleased to announce the launch of 'Thriving Places', our campaign to develop the VCS role in local economies and the life of local places. We have jointly set out five areas of action for this project and invite you to get involved in this important campaign at a crucial time for the sector. 

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk