As part of the United Nations International Decade of People of African Descent, (IDPAD), and the 70th anniversary of Windrush, our collective work combines to form research into the sustainability of BME communities in terms of their resilience in the IDPAD ‘development’ areas of health, education and employment/enterprise and ‘justice’. Our research also aims to uncover the ‘process measures’ behind community grassroots organising in order to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges that community groups and community service providers face in keeping their communities afloat in the face of local authority cuts to their services.

The 2017 tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire brought the critical role of the voluntary sector into national focus. Our work examines how stronger collaborative partnerships can be developed between the statutory and voluntary sectors, especially in demographic areas of high deprivation where there is also a higher concentration of BME residents.

Our research also aims to gather lessons learned and best practice from our international partners who are engaged in similar activities with their grassroots communities.

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