Equalities National Council
Equalities National Council (ENC) is Britain’s only BME user-led Disabled People Organisation. An independent enterprise, run by service users with a good understanding and experience of the barriers faced by people with disabilities, their carers and those with long term impairments. Although we were primarily set up as a bme led organisation, any member of society can access our services.
ENC was founded in 1997; initially funded through advisory work that financed the creation of a national council for service users and their carers. Today ENC is Britain’s only BME User-led Disabled People Organisation (DPO), renowned as an independent enterprise that primarily (though not exclusively) focuses on delivering expert Advocacy and Mentoring support for and on behalf of BME Disabled People and their Carers; and people suffering with long term impairments.
ENC´s expert advice and support, allows people from our community to: Access benefits, services and care support Understand the Criminal Justice System..
As a service user-led organisation, some of ENC’s male workforce consistes of ex-offenders for the CJS; some are also survivors of mental health conditions…
In 2007, ENC launched the ICAN Ambassadors Programme, to develop working partnerships with mainstream organisations across the 9 English Regions Ambassadors receive…
Our student placements come from a broad number of universities –all students are studying for a degree in social work. We work with 6 universities…
ENC’s Mission is to pioneer and develop advocacy services and community programmes. This will meet the needs of BME Disabled People, carers and their families at local, regional and national level. Also to campaign for changes, that will develop and empower some of the UK’s most at risk and needy people from deprived communities.