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This is what I published on behalf of BMELL BME London Landlords (BMELL) Statement on The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (Sewell) Report March 2021 As BME London Landlords (BMELL) we reject The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (The Sewell Report March 2021) and fundamentally object to the way the forward, findings and recommendations of this report are presented in a way to create a counter narrative that suggests the impact of racism…

A Response To Call For Evidence by Governments Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities Current debates regarding race and ethnic disparities, have been given a sense of urgency because of data arising from the global impact of the pandemic of COVID 19, coinciding with the groundswell of ‘Black Lives Matters’ George Floyd protests taking place all over the UK during the COVID 19 lockdown, that has been followed by the dismantling of statues of former…

Many recent discussions I have, have usually referenced the madness that we are seeing and reading from the news. Front and centre of the discourse is the daily London body count of gun and knife crime in the capital, that has been framed at the door of the black community, particularly young black men. London itself is quickly reaching the look and feel of dystopia ala a modern Dickensien saga. As the London landscape changes, the…

Matthew Taylor’s article on Emergent Impact in Inside Housing in 2016 gives some insight as to how leaders of social housing organisations need to create a frame for stewarding what has become the key civil society organisations in the UK today. Positioned between the Public sector and Private sector social housing practice on both an organisational strategic level, and the political agenda presents both opportunity, challenge, and massive risks. The burgeoning dystopian reality that the…

You may be familiar with this story, or not so, but let me tell it anyway, over 30 years ago what are now framed as urban race riots took place in the inner cities, up and down the UK, after which came independent public inquiries, and subsequent inquiry reports recommending government investment to redress the imbalance, laying a foundation towards bringing about more social cohesion, a start to creating equal access to quality affordable homes…

On a basic human level the death George Floyd’s at the hands of serving police officers who chose to abuse their position of a duty of care to the public, and commit murder is unacceptable. The vision of a police officers knee on George Floyd’s neck have sparked Worldwide protests. People are marching to express their disgust, because this is not new; countless other have died needlessly at the hands of US police because of…

We have all heard the term institutional racism. David Jordan, director of the BBC’s editorial and policy standards, really put his foot in his mouth when responding to Nick Robinson on Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday 27th May, suggesting that everyone had misinterpreted the committee’s decision to uphold a complaint against Naga Munchetty that she had breach editorial guidelines. In trying to explain how Naga had breach BBC’s ever so high standards, when she…

After making a presentation to BME London (BME London Registered Social Landlords umbrella body), about adopting leadership in social innovation by defining social value, social impact measurement and collective impact concepts as integral to their organisations mission; It’s now important for us to delve deeper into social innovation, social value and social impact measurement and how it creates a great opportunity for BME community facing organisations to make themselves distinct in terms of the value…

Click on link for slide presentation https://www.beautiful.ai/player/-Ll18LDoegZXbQNViA2T BME London Landlords collaboration, arguably the most significant collaborative initiative in UK social housing today, has been a driver behind the Build London Partnership and Leadership 2025. Overcoming the intrinsic challenges that face many strategic partnerships on the journey to create meaningful social change BME London Landlords are now looking towards creating new offers that the marketplace can ill afford to ignore. Picture a scenario where 14 Chief…

Social Impact is the new terminology Social Impact is the new terminology by which an organisations effort to do social good is measured. At the forefront in the vernacular of government as they relate to non profits, the voluntary and charity sector’s; this new world, where digital immediacy demands tangible evidence and a high degree of transparency all organisations are forced to adapt. Whilst demonstrating sound governance is now the cornerstone of any organisational charitable…