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News: BME housing associations platform for future black leaders

A recent report has credited black and minority ethnic (BME) housing associations with moulding a generation of talented black leaders and for fighting discrimination. It also found that BME housing associations had added considerable value to the sector by providing…

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Feature: Green space – helping BME communities fill the void

A stroll through a park or spot of gardening during the summer is enough to banish even the darkest of moods. Indeed, you don’t need a doctor to tell you about the therapeutic effects of green space. But recent research…

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Blog: Dispelling the myth

Like many others, my first steps from the private sector into the non-profit were tentative, daunting, but ultimately liberating.  After spending eight years working in environments such as pubs and nightclubs, moving to a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) housing…

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News: Mum’s the word

Much stigma surrounds postnatal depression, particularly among some black and minority ethnic communities. Anita Pati finds out how one housing association is helping women cope. It was the discovery of a woman with postnatal depression who was self-harming, yet had…

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