Northants Rights and Equality Council Still Open For Business

Press release

NREC still open for business

Further to funding pressures to Northamptonshire’s only voluntary organisation dedicated to campaigning for equality and human rights, there have been changes in the organisation to ensure that services continue to be delivered.

The two employees of the organisation have been made redundant as of 31st December 2018. The Directors of NREC have created a new temporary role of Development worker for 18 hours a week between 1st January and 31st March which has been offered to Anjona Roy to continue to get further funds into the organisation.

In the last few weeks of 2018, NREC secured:

£500 Small grant from the Borough of Wellingborough to run Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Training in January

£1000 donation from UNITE Central Northants EMNN44 Branch

£500 Small grant from the Borough of Corby to run Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and Hate Crime reporting Training in March

£340 Donations from client and members

In addition we have submitted five funding applications amounting to £100,000.

NREC Directors continue to build relationships and seek opportunities for partnership work with strategic public sector players in the County.

Existing Service Level agreements are in place to continue work in Kettering and Wellingborough in 2019/20.  Directors have been exploring how to deliver this without permanent staff following on from 31st March in the event of insufficient funds being raised.

Directors will be considering the possibility of re-instating the casework service dependant on the outcomes of the above funding applications.

Anyone interested in further supporting our work can get involved either by donating to us, talking to us about training that we can deliver to support your work or volunteering with us.

 

For further information call Anjona on 0780781364 or email

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