YREN Projects:

Open Voices:

This involves projects which permit our members to speak out about issues, concerns, ideas and personal skills / knowledge.  Projects where members / volunteers represent the needs and concerns of York’s BAME population.

Open Mind:

This project provides direct support through activities which aim to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst BAME people, plus outreach work providing one-to-one and group support and information.

Open Ears:

Encouraging people to approach YREN as a nominated Third Party Race Hate Crime reporting Centre.  Collating data on the experiences, needs and lifestyles of York’s BAME community through consultations, surveys and community events.

Open Minds:

Social Events and activities to encourage community cohesion.  Plus training of local organisations / communities in the realities of racial inequality and how they can address it.

Hate crime reporting

YREN is one of York’s designated hate crime reporting centres.

A hate crime is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someones prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender.

Even if you don’t want the incident to be investigated, it is important that YREN know about it, so that we can build up a picture of how many incidents are happening and where.

Racist and religious crime is particularly hurtful to victims as they are being targeted solely because of their personal identity, their actual or perceived racial or ethnic origin, belief or faith. These crimes can happen randomly or be part of a campaign of continued harassment and victimisation.

If you would like to find out about reporting a hate crime then you can talk to YREN on 01904 557612 or email info@yren.co.uk However, if it is an emergency then please call 999 and ask for the police.

Other Services

YREN also offers information and resources on race equality issues for organisations, which includes advice on the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act 2010 requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

YREN has accepted commissions for research into equality and equality management issues.