BMENational meeting agenda, Thursday 31 July

Meeting Agenda

 

Meeting:     BMENational

Date:           Thursday, 31st July 2014

Time:           11.30 am 4.30pm

Venue:          Lion Court, NHF Head Office, London

 

11.30                          Tea and coffee available

11.45                          Introductions & Apologies

12.00                          Minutes of the last meeting held 8th May 2014

12.05                          1. Matters arising and standing items

a) Migrant Workers website

b) Marketing and PR – on hold, pending outcome of research

c) Subscriptions 13/14 & 14/15 – payments received – update

12.15                          2. JRF Housing and Poverty Project                         Kathleen Kelly

– Project plans
– Progress to date
– Implications for BME HA’s and their tenants.

1.15                            Lunch

2.00                            3. Good Practice session                                               Mushtaq Khan

– Addressing poverty and worklessness in Oldham

3.00                            4. Language Gym                                               Berhanu Kassayie

– developing language skills for                             Vaughan Jones
non English speakers

3.45                            5. HCI research project – update                                             Chair

– BME Housing Organisations in the UK: ‘Deep Roots, Diverse
Communities, Dedicated Service’

4.00                            6. Any other business

i) Tracey Gore, Steve Biko, has offered to co-ordinate responses to
HCA
http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/news/regulatory-framework-review-consultation-opens

and the Labour Party’s policy review “Realising one nation –
developing a new race equality strategy for Labour

ii) Drop in BME Allocations – BMEN formal response?

Date of Next Meeting

23 October 2014 (Conference)

2015 dates to be set

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