Race Equality Foundation

About us

The Race Equality Foundation promotes race equality in social support (what families and friends do for each other) and public services (what ‘workers’ do with people who need support). We do this by:

  • exploring what is known about discrimination and disadvantage
  • developing evidenced-based better practice to promote equality
  • disseminating better practice through educational activities, conferences, written material and websites.

The Foundation was established in 1987 as part of the National Institute for Social Work (NISW) and was known as the Race Equality Unit.  We became an independent charitable organisation in 1995, and in 2006, changed our name to the Race Equality Foundation.

We have offices in London, Manchester and Leeds.  We work with a range of national and local partners from the community, voluntary, statutory and social enterprise sectors who are delivering health, housing, social care and parenting support.

Better Health

The Better Health website brings together a rapidly expanding collection of free-to-view briefing papers, resources and weblinks, which are designed to help staff  tackle discrimination and disadvantage and embed the promotion of race equality into their everyday work.

We have produced two briefings on organ donation as part of the part health project:

The Better Health briefing collection is supplemented by high quality research, guidance and events information from other practitioners in the field and we encourage practitioners to submit their own resources and/or events to the site.