The Commission aims to narrow the power, inclusion and integration gap and strengthen good relations by forging greater understanding between communities.
New research from the Commission finds that for many disabled people in Britain, safety and security is a right frequently denied. Violence and hostility can be a daily experience - so much so that many disabled people begin to accept it as a part of everyday life.There is a critical need for a preventive strategy, 'nipping in the bud' such attitudes and behaviours before they escalate. We also need to address the wider geographical, social and economic factors identified in our research which can leave disabled people and others at greater risk.
Gypsy and Traveller communities are an integral part of 21st century Britain. Some committed, forward-looking local authorities have pioneered ways of meeting the needs of these nomadic groups to preserve their traditional lifestyle, while accessing health and education services and maintaining good relations with other communities. Read more about simple solutions for living together.
Calibrating Migration for a Global World, saw the Commission release a report that stated immigration has been largely beneficial to the UK's economy and has had little, or no, negative impact on the labour market.
A Good Relations Measurement Framework (GRMF) was developed by the EHRC in 2010 following a two-stage process. An Institute for Community Cohesion research report, Good relations: a conceptual analysis (Johnson and Tatam, 2009) outlined a number of domains, or areas, of good relations drawing on existing literature. The Policy Evaluation Group, assisted by a team from Middlesex University, then built on this earlier work. Their methodology included a quantitative review of large-scale national surveys; a review of relevant qualitative literature; 20 focus groups to capture the views of individuals; and five round table events with stakeholders. The research was assisted by an Advisory Group of representatives from government and non-government organisations.
The outcome was the publication of Research Report 60, Good Relations Measurement Framework (Wigfield and Turner, 2010). The GRMF contains four domains: attitudes; personal security; interaction with others; and participation and influence. Each of these domains contain between four and six indicators and for each of the indicators, there are a series of measures. The GRMF covers England, Scotland and Wales
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015