Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality

Why do we work with others?

The nature of PDREC's work is very collaborative, and we work with other people in many different ways. For example much of our work is undertaken in response to the needs expressed by individuals and local communities; every year we receive over 4500 telephone calls, asking for advocacy, advice or information and we welcome around 5500 visitors to our offices. We also advise other organisations on matters of racial equality and cultural awareness.

How do we worK with others?

PDREC works with other organisations in a variety of ways. One of these is on specific projects, for example working with local schools to help young BME people who experience problems. We also undertake training for organisations who request this, offer advice and consultancy on groups such as the Devon County Council Equality Reference Group and we offer support to local community groups.

Who do we work with?

Below are just some of the other organisations that we work with presently. As our work is so responsive to need, this list changes from time to time. Without this collaborative approach PDREC would not be able to affect the changes we want to make, that is to say to make our locality an area free from discrimination and prejudice. If you would like to work with us, please contact us.


Statutory Organisations

Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC , Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, Schools in Plymouth and Devon, Devon County Council, District Councils, Social Housing Providers, Plymouth City Council, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue, Plymouth University, the Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth City College, Exeter University, College of St. Mark & St. John, Crown Prosecution Service, Probation Services, Devon  County Council Gypsy Liaison Service and Youth Offending Team.

Voluntary Organisations

Devon Advocacy Consortium, The Barbican Theatre, TR2, Platform 51, Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support Group, Students and Refugees Together (START), Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity, LINK, Community Council of Devon, The Excellence Not Excuses Group, Better Together Community Interest Company, MIND, Intercom Trust, Plymouth Music Zone.


Local Community Groups

Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association, Greek School,, PIETY, Muslim Women's Friendship Group, Zimbabwean Women's Group, Eritrean Community, Fijian Community, Somali Community, Gypsy and Travelling Community, Kurdish Community.


Henry Ford famously said ‘Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success’.  The theme for our Annual General Meeting Report in 2010/2011 was ‘Partnerships’, reflecting the hugely important role played by local agencies and organisations who regularly work with us to combat racism and discrimination and to enhance racial equality.

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