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Redbridge Equalities and Community Council is a registered charity with a

long and distinguished record in addressing inequalities, maintaining

community cohesion and fighting discrimination in all its forms.


The organisation began life in the late 1960s as Redbridge Community Relations Council,

developing into a joint venture between the Commission for Racial Equality,

Redbridge Council and burgeoning local community organisations.

Through the seventies, the CRC focused particularly on discrimination in education,

employment and health and social services. Perhaps inevitably, this brought us into conflict with the Council, and for some

years we survived only on CRE funding. But as the political context and the borough’s population changed, a very positive

working relationship with the Council developed, and remains in place today.

A number of serious racist attacks and other incidents in the Borough in the 1980s saw a greater focus on racial harassment

and violence. The CRC worked with the police and others to ensure that incidents were recorded and taken seriously, with

victims to ensure that they received the support they needed, and with schools and other organisations to help address the

causes. In the early nineties, we, like all other CRCs, became a Race Equality Council, with a name and terms of reference

which better reflected our work.

More recent years have seen a broadening and integration of the equalities agenda, culminating in the Equalities Act 2010.

Anticipating this, we broadened our work to cover the whole range of equality strands and took on our present name.

Currently we receive core funding from Redbridge Council as the voluntary strategic partner on community cohesion and

participation and from the Redbridge Safer Communities Partnership for some of our work on hate crime and harassment.





















RECC Hate Crime Hotline: 07847829991 (6pm until midnight)


Anti-Social Behaviour Hotline: 020 8478 4679


Victim Support Redbridge: 020 8551 5500


Police: 999 in an emergency

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Registered Charity: 1002357

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Our organisation has grown considerably to fight not just racial discrimination but all types of discrimination  as as well champion and support much needed community development work that promote equality of opportunity and a harmonious community.

Therefore our name change in  2007 to  Redbridge Equalities and Community Council is a true  reflection of our work with all equality strands and people with different circumstances.






Telephone: 020 8551 8178




Address: Redbridge Equalities and Community Council, United Reform Church, 39 Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill, Essex,