Useful Info

Information about us……

Discrimination Leaflet 2016 (PDF)
Memorandum of Association (PDF)
Articles of Association (PDF)
Annual Report 2009/2010 (PDF)
CHAWREC Annual Report 2011 (PDF)
Annual Report 2013 (PDF)
Annual Report 2014/15 (PDF)
Annual Report 2016/17  (PDF)
Guide to our Services Leaflet (PDF)
Journeys to Cheshire Leaflet (PDF)
Schools Stand up to Racism Leaflet (PDF)
Accounts for year end 2012 (PDF)
Accounts for year end 2015 (PDF)
Accounts for year end 2016 (PDF)

Research we have conducted:

BME Mapping Report for Cheshire West & Chester (PDF)
A report into the BME population of Cheshire West and Chester (November 2014)

Schools Stand up 2 Racism-Practitioners Report (PDF)
A report aimed at education practitioners detailing a lottery funded project investigating Racism in schools in Cheshire, Halton & Warrington, further information including an e-learning package and the full, academic research report available on our dedicated website (2013)

Here to Stay (PDF)
An exploratory study by CHAWREC into the needs and preferences of Gypsy/Traveller Communities in Cheshire, Halton & Warrington (2006)

Reaching out (PDF)
A report by CHAWREC on the organisational and developmental needs of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups in Cheshire, Halton & Warrington (2006)

Other information we have produced:

Journeys to Cheshire (PDF)
A book with excerpts from a Heritage Lottery funded project, looking at stories of migration to Cheshire, further information available on our dedicated website (2011)

BME Community Sector Seminar Evaluation (PDF).
Report from a seminar regarding the BME sector in Cheshire, Halton & Warrington. (2010)

Policy Bulletin-April 2011 (PDF).
The aim of this is to raise awareness amongst people, particularly those from equality groups about upcoming changes to policy and practice that may affect their communities (2011)

Information Produced by other Organisations

General Equality & Diversity

Improving Equality & Diversity in your Organisation (for third sector CEO’s) (PDF)
This guide for chief executives on improving diversity is both timely and genuinely needed in order to mainstream diversity action within third sector organisations. The Coalition Government has brought the new Equality Act into force in 2010; this requires organisations to rethink and strengthen their work in equality and diversity.

Voluntary Sector Equality Handbook (PDF)
This toolkit was originally commissioned by the Cheshire and Warrington Change Up Consortium (CUCW) in order to assist the voluntary and community sector in dealing with equality and diversity issues. It was developed by Cheshire Halton & Warrington Race & Equality Centre working in partnership with the Lesbian and Gay Foundation and the Disability Information Bureau, all of whom are members of the Consortium. It has since then been revised in February 2013 for our involvement on TLI Partnerships.

Equality Impact Assessment Toolkit (PDF)
This toolkit was commissioned by the Change Up Consortium as part of its commitment to taking equality and diversity issues seriously. 

Equality Act Guidance for Charities (Charity Commission) (PDF)

Your rights to equality from voluntary and community sector organisations (PDF)

Hate Crime Issues

Challenge it, Report it, Stop it (PDF)
The Government document to try and tackle Hate Crime.

The School Report: The experiences of gay young people in Britain’s schools in 2012  by Stonewall (External Link)
This has shown some improvement in the level of homophobic bullying in schools, in particular in ‘faith’ schools. However the report, entitled , has found that the issue remains widespread.

Human Rights

A voluntary and community sector guide to using international human rights (PDF)

Your human rights a guide for disabled people (PDF)

Your human rights a guide for older people (PDF)

Your human rights a guide for people living with mental health problems (PDF)

Your human rights a guide for refugees and asylum seekers (PDF)

Equality Monitoring

Everything you always wanted to know about sexual orientation monitoring but were afraid to ask (PDF)

What’s it got to do with you (PDF)

Government Policy

Response on the Government’s recent publication of its Integration Strategy (PDF), You can view the original publication here. (External Link)

The Compact and You A guide for the Black & Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector (2nd edition, October 2011) (PDF).
A guide to Compact produced by Voice4Change.

Working with Diverse Communities

Hidden Power-The new Challenge 2002 (PDF)
Cheshire Community Action and partners conducted the original Hidden Power report which explored the nature of the voluntary, community and faith sector including social enterprises (collectively referred to as the VCS) in Cheshire. Between May and September 2010, Cheshire Community Action conducted an online survey of the VCS in Cheshire and Warrington. This report presents the findings of that survey.

Stonewall Document – Working with Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People (PDF)


Equality & Human Rights Commission
Government Equalities Office 
The Equality Trust

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