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School of education,  disability studies and Applied Youth and Community work

THE AXEMAN COMETH: Saving Community & Youth Work Studies at the University of Manchester Undergraduate courses in Manchester …

EHRC Guildford office threatened with closure

Massive cuts to EHRC mean regional offices face closure.

EHRC Leeds office threatened with closure

Massive cuts to EHRC mean regional offices face closure.

Cuts to Nottingham Women’s Aid

Nottingham Women’s Aid received a cut of £5k

Cuts to maternity wards and facilities in Swansea

Cuts to facilities, staffing and funding for maternity wards in Swansea have led to cuts in the number of beds and women being …

Cuts to maternity services Swansea

Women to be transferred to Exeter or Plymouth for special care units.

Women’s Refuge closed Northampton

Northampton Women’s refuge closed due to loss of funding.

Women’s multicultural centre closed - Northampton

Women’s multicultural centre closed - Northampton

EHRC Birmingham office cuts

Massive cuts to EHRC office and services in Birmingham. Office threatened with closure.

Maternity Unit closure at Friarage Hospital Northallerton

The Maternity Unit at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has been closed.

Closure of maternity ward Hope Hospital Manchester

Closure of maternity ward Hope Hospital Manchester

Maternity Services Bury

Maternity Ward at Bury Hospital, Lancashire closed.

Eastbourne Hospital maternity unit

Eastbourne hospital maternity unit threatened with closure. Up to an hour’s drive to nearest maternity ward in Hastings.

Sure Start closures Southend

Four Sure Start centres in Southend on Sea to close.

Cuts to Cambridge Women’s Aid

Cuts to Cambridge Women’s Aid.

Cuts to Cambridge Ethnic Forum

Cuts to staffing and services at Cambridge Ethnic Forum.

EHRC Cambridge office cuts

Substantial cuts to services and staffing at EHRC office in Cambridge. Office threatened with closure.

Leciester women’s refuge

Local women’s refuge has had cuts of 30% to funding resulting in fewer places being offered to women in need.

EHRC Manchester office cuts

Substantial cuts to services and staffing at EHRC office in Manchester.

Bangor EHRC Office cuts

Substantial cuts to services and staffing at EHRC office in Bangor. Office threatened with closure.

Leeds Women’s Refuges

Women’s Aid lost contract to run women’s refuges in spite of having set the refuges up 35 years ago and run them successfully …

Leeds Crisis Centre

Leeds Crisis Centre, used by all but especially women in mental health crises, lost all funding and has closed.

Leeds women only homeless hostel closed

Leeds women only homeless hostel lost all funding and has closed.

Sahara Black Women’s Refuge

Complete loss of funding - refuge closed.

Cuts to Rape Crisis Preston

Cuts to Rape Crisis Preston - no funding guaranteed after 2012.

Women’s Refuges

50% cut to women’s refuge in Trafford.


Cuts to EHRC offices and services.


Cuts to EHRC Glasgow office.

Remploy factory at Poole set to close

Poole’s Remploy factory at Alder Hills is set to close, putting 18 people with disabilities out of a job. It is one of 36 …

Funding cut for LGBT support group in Bournemouth

The funding for Space Youth Project, a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered young people, has been …


Charity. Provides a holistic service enabling women in Rotherham to make informed choices. Local authority funding cut: …

Race Equality and Diversity Partnership

Charity. Works to eliminate discrimination, provide equal opportunity for all, and promote good community relations. Current …

Birmingham LGBT Community Trust

Charity. Affected funding is for Birmingham LGBT Community Trust Forum, and for Shout project.Local authority funding cut: …

Somerset Racial Equality Council

Charity. Works mainly in three activity areas - casework in racial harassment and discrimination, policy development and …

Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS)

Charity. Supports those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them in their daily …

Bristol Refugee Rights

Charity. Provides a place of welcome in Bristol where asylum seekers and refugees can meet and be supported to play a full part …

Bristol Lesbian Gay & Bisexual Forum

Charity. Forum dedicated to challenging the discrimination that lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience.Local authority …

Portsmouth Race Equality Network Organisation

Charity. Empowers minority communities to have an effective voice and promotes good practice among service providers. Local …

Oldham Race Equality Partnership

Charity. Equality and diversity work and action on racial harrassment. Local authority funding cut: £12,500. Details: Received …

Cheshire Race & Equality Council

Charity. Works towards the elimination of racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations …

Cheshire, Halton & Warrington Race & Equality Centre

Charity. Works to eliminate discrimination, especially racial discrimination, and promote equality of opportunity and good …

Bolton Equalities Centre

Charity. Local equalities organisation. Local authority funding cut: £45,711. Details: Received £45,711 in 2010/11; no …

Racial Equality Council

Charity. Deals with complaints of discrimination and racial harassment, and promotes good policy in the statutory, voluntary …

Race Equality Council

Charity. Provides advice, help and assistance on racial discrimination, harassment and violence, and a variety of other …

East London Out Project

Charity. Lesbian and gay centre offering social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities, including counselling and …

Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London

Charity. Not for profit organisation working towards eliminating discrimination and disadvantage. Local authority funding cut: …

Redbridge Equalities and Community Council

Charity. Serves all communities in Redbridge, with a focus on ethnic minority communities. Individual casework relating to any …

Stevenage and North Herts Women’s Resource Centre

Charity. Provides support and information for women with a wide range of concerns and circumstances. The withdrawn funding was …

North Herts Ethnic Minority Forum

Charity. Provides various services to improve the quality of life of BME people, including information and advice on housing, …

Bedford Race Equality Council

Charity. Supporting the organisation to deliver equality related work in Central Bedfordshire. Local authority funding cut: …

Norfolk Race Equality Council

Charity. Works to combat racism, inequality and discrimination throughout Norfolk.Local authority funding cut: £6,000. …

Northampton Black History

Charity. Celebrate oral history of black people in the county. Education project delivered in local schools. Local authority …

Corby Women’s Centre

Charity. Space to enable women to meet and define their needs through self-help and mutual empowerment. Core services include …

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