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Leadership Equalities Communities Management

Welcome to MCCR

MCCR is Manchester's Community Relations Council, promoting good community relations, community cohesion, good race relations and equality throughout the city and amongst all its residents. It has a management committee of 40 people, who reflect Manchester's diverse communities, actively engage in civic affairs and run projects to address inequalities and improve Manchester resident's quality of life.

Our website provides information about MCCR, its roles, projects, such as Manchester Asian Parent Carers, events and details of forthcoming community events and conferences. It also provides links to VCS support and equality organisations, BME research reports and statistics and organisations supported by MCCR like Moss Side Boxing Club and Manchester Rotary Club.

Like a lot of VCS organisations, we are undertaking new work to meet the challenges and changes, resulting from the Big Society, commissioning and tendering, public sector funding cuts, etc. We have recently put MCCR Employment and Data Management policy templates and a summary of information about Small Grants in Resources, which we hope will be helpful to other organisations. We will add to this information in due course.

We hope you find our website helpful and would welcome feedback to nkmoghal@mccr.org.uk

  1. MCCR will play a BME community leadership role with key public service providers, policy makers and partnerships. We will participate in ward level, citywide and broader forums and consultative processes and develop positive relations with the media on issues impacting on community and race relations.
  2. MCCR will promote community cohesion by building good community relations between communities and public bodies. We will use our skills in conflict resolution to tackle inter-community conflict. We will address the threat from the far right and extremist groups through partnership working.
  3. MCCR will work with public bodies to ensure that they meet their obligations under equalities and human rights legislation. We will support individuals subjected to racial harassment and discrimination and all victims of discrimination, violence and hate crimes. We will promote understanding of all equalities issues and co-operation between equality organisations.
  4. MCCR will offer identified priority services to the BME VCS to make it sustainable and improve the quantity and quality of available services. We will host organisations and manage projects, where priority needs are identified and gaps in services exist. We will identify and promote the needs of the BME VCS and further these aims through partnership working.