Equalities Board Publications
This is where you can find reports and guides written by the Equalities Board team and Equalities Board members. All reports that we produce also have simpler summaries that we try to make accessible for people with different needs.
Making more accessible versions of research reports
In July 2019 EB members took part in a focus group on how to make research reports more accessible. You can read about the focus group and what we discussed here.
If you cannot access one of our publications please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scroll down to find out more about each of these reports and download them:
- 2020 Value of Small Community-Led Equalities Research - and simpler summary
- 2020 "Ageing Equally?" Equalities Board Research Reports 2019 - and simpler summaries
- 2019 Briefing Paper : How to Work Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly - and more accessible summary of this briefing paper
- 2018 Research Reports : Equalities Board Research Reports 2018 - and more accessible summaries of each report
- 2017 Briefing Paper : Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities - produced by Ambition for Ageing based on research by EB staff
The Value of Small Community-Led Equalities Research
This report evaluates what the Equalities Board learned from managing the five "Ageing Equally?" research projects that were done by Equalities Board member organisations. There is also a simpler summary of the research report.
"Ageing Equally?" Equalities Board Research projects
In 2019 Ambition for Ageing commissioned 15 research projects to find out "What makes a neighbourhood age-friendly for people from minority communities?" The Equalities Board commissioned and managed five research projects by Equalities Board member organisations. These are their reports
Click on the links below to download the reports and summaries.
Ethnic Health Forum: "Social and Cultural Barriers to Accessing Services Within Bedoun (Stateless) Arabic Speaking Communities"
Europia: "Skills and Assets of Polish People Aged 50+ in Greater Manchester"
St George's Centre: "What Makes A Neighbourhood A Good Place to Grow Older for People With Mental Health Issues?"
Visible Outcomes: "Our Elders, Our Salford"
Wai Yin: "On Lok Wo 安樂窩 - A Safe and Happy Home"
How to Work Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly
This briefing document is a more accessible version of our Amition for Ageing briefing document Working Inclusively to Make Communities Age-Friendly, which is a summary of what the Equalities Board has learned about how to build age-friendly communities, and work with equalities, in a way that is fully inclusive of people from marginalised and minority communities.
Click here to download our simpler briefing document.
Click here to go to the AfA website to download our original briefing document.
Equalities Board Research Projects 2018
In September 2017, Ambition for Ageing gave the Equalities Board some money for five community groups to research issues that are important to those communities. The projects ran from November 2017 - February 2018. The Equalities Board team produced more accessible summaries of each report.
Click on the links below to download the reports and summaries:
Europia : “Life experiences and challenges of Polish migrants over 50”
Henshaws Community Services : Out of Sight
Manchester Deaf Centre : “Ageing Deaf Access”
Manchester People First : “Join Us, Join In”
Wai Yin : “Sat Cung 失聰 – Hearing Loss”
Asset-based Approaches and Inequalities
This briefing document looks at how asset-based community development (ABCD) approaches can exacerbate (make worse) inequalities within communities. The report's recommendations include:
- people from marginalised groups need support to be involved in designing projects and mapping assets in their communities
- it is helpful to target marginalised and minority groups, and more socially isolated people to make asset mapping and co-production more meaningful
- well-planned processes for meaningful participation are important, but they take time and need good support.
This briefing draws on work across the AFA programme, including by the Equalities Team.