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Subject: POhWER THE SUSPECT RACIST ORGANISATION
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:47:12 +0100
Dear Damian Brady, Chief Executive Officer, POhWER
Thank you very much for your reply.
"We report on our Equal Opportunities performance to the Board but do not make that public as the information is sensitive"
I am very disappointed with POhWER.
Based on the information in all your responses, so far, I have no choice but to conclude that POhWER is a suspect White Supremacist, which is the same as a Racist, organisation.
You, Damian Brady, could be a White Supremacist. There is no way for me to know whether you, Damian Brady, are a White Supremacist unless I ask and observe your response. I cannot afford to take the risk of assuming that you, Damian Brady, are not Racist. That is why I must ask and observe your response. It is very relevant to know if you, Damian Brady, are a Racist when making an inquiry about Race Relations in POhWER and the way Race Relations impacts the treatment and management of the non-white people in POhWER. Can you understand that?
1. Are you, Damian Brady, a White person? Yes or No?
2. Are you, Damian Brady, a Racist? Yes or No?
I am very concerned that no evidence of effective Race Relations management in the POhWER organisation is available to the public.
I will let my community know the sad news that POhWER is a dangerous brand for the Black community to get involved with. I suspect that the "sensitive" information that you mention would expose Racist, which are the same as White Supremacist, practices in POhWER.
Thank you for your responses.
Derrick Lynch, Black, Male, IC3, B9, BEUR
Subject: Your email about 'POhWER RACE RELATIONS'
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 15:11:15 +0000
Dear Mr Lynch
Thank you for your email received on 14 May. I am sorry for my delayed reply but I have been on leave and only returned to work today.
I will respond to each of the points you have made in turn:
1. Does that mean you do not care as much as the public sector about equality at POhWER?
POhWER cares passionately about equality. We are in fact a service user led charity where the majority of Trustees are people who use services and who fall within the groups protected by equality legislation. In my response I said that we are not bound by the equality duties imposed on the public sector, however, we do report to our Trustees and senior staff on our performance vis a vis equality and diversity standards. We do not make those reports public but do perform well.
2. "We aim to enable people to have information, choice and control over decisions that affect their lives, no matter what their needs or background." Are you willing to provide any evidence to substantiate that statement?
As I have already said the majority of the Board of Trustees of POhWER are service users and we evidence to our commissioners how we reach the most excluded and vulnerable clients in the areas we work. We do much of work face to face as our clients face many communication challenges and provide access to our services by letter, telephone, text, minicom, skype, sign language, braille and in a range of languages. For example, 16% of our Hertfordshire clients were from backgrounds other than white british last year and identified themselves as coming from the following client groups
Year to date
Acquired brain injury
Dependant child (under 18)
Detained under MHA
Long term illness/condition
Sensory Impairment – Hearing
Sensory Impairment – Vision
Total By Quarter
Your requests for further information
The POhWER Race Relations Policy – We do not have a Race Relations policy we have an Equal Opportunities policy (which I have attached)
A POhWER report on how the Race Relations Policy has been performing to date – We report on our Equal Opportunities performance to the Board but do not make that public as the information is sensitive
Details of how the POhWER manages and monitors Race Relations - We report on our Equal Opportunities performance to the Board but do not make that public as the information is sensitive
Details of how many Black people are in and have been in Senior Management positions in the POhWER - We report on our Equal Opportunities performance to the Board but do not make that public as the information is sensitive
I hope that this response helps reassure you that POhWER is genuine in its commitment to equal opportunities.
Chief Executive Officer
32-36 Loman Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0EH
Telephone: 0300 456 2370
Facsimile: 0300 456 2365
Minicom: 0300 456 2364
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