Housing and Health: Working in Partnership
- 08:30 - 15:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Deputy Chief Executive of the Race Equality Foundation, Jabeer Butt has gained an international reputation for the use of evidence in developing interventions that help overcome discrimination and disadvantage. His studies have been used to inform government thinking, including interventions such as Sure Start, as well as the NSPCC’s Grove House Family Centre.
In his current role providing leadership on the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities parent education initiative at the Foundation, the programme has seen widespread adoption because of its success in reaching parents from all communities. Jabeer also leads on health and housing work at the Foundation, with the publications of a number of critically acclaimed evidence-based briefing papers on aspects of health and housing and the establishment of the better-health.org.uk and better-housing.org.uk websites.
A key part of this work is the Foundation’s role in the Strategic Partners Programme, which has seen the Foundation facilitate better conversations between the black and minority ethnic-led voluntary sector and Department of Health, NHS England and the recently formed Public Health England, at the same time as ensuring that consideration for race equality, equality as a whole, and health inequalities play a part in the transformation of health and social care.
Jabeer has sat on a number of committees and was selected to represent the Strategic Partners when the NHS’s Equality and Diversity Council was formed.
Jabeer was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List.