Dorset Race Equality Council

Dorset Race Equality Council

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups

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Dorset Race Equality Council (Dorset REC) is an independent body, funded by grants, donations and voluntary contributions whose focus is on race and ethnicity. We have been operating since the 1990s, originally as a Race Equality Network and since 2004 as a charity and a company limited by guarantee. We rely on local support from community members and local partners including the Local Authorities, Dorset NHS and Dorset Police.

Our vision is one of strong, safe and sustainable communities in Dorset in which diversity and fairness are valued and people of all races, ethnicities and religions have equal opportunities and live free from discrimination and prejudice.


We are unique in providing casework to those of ethnic minority backgrounds - this is a free service that is accredited by The Advice Quality Service.

We work with individuals and organisations (both in the charity and statutory sectors) to work for the promotion of equality of opportunity for all in Dorset, including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

We employ community development workers who are active across the area supporting and initiating networks of support and action.

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Dorset, BH15 2BU

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