Delivery Plan agreed to achieve goals of Brent Black Community Action Plan

8 April 2021

Brent Council’s Cabinet has agreed the first year Delivery Plan to carry out actions from the Brent Back Community Action Plan, which was launched in July 2020.

The Brent Black Community Action Plan developed by and for Brent’s Black community, aims to address inequalities faced by Brent’s Black communities. The plan includes building sustainable communities with Black leaders playing a role in decision making, developing community spaces that will be run and managed by members of the community and an internal review of processes in the council. The Black Community Action Plan runs over a period of 10 years, and will come under the responsibility of Councillor Margaret McLennan, Deputy Leader of Brent Council.

The Year One Delivery Plan highlights the key actions that will be delivered within the next financial year, and will focus on: 

  • Early intervention: children, young people and families
  • Building sustainable community capacity
  • Supporting Black-led organisations

The Delivery Plan has been developed with Brent’s Black Communities and incorporates feedback from the ‘Time to Talk about the Brent  Black Community Action Plan’ event in December 2020, and the recent Local Government Association Peer Review.

Shazia Hussain, Assistant Chief Executive of Brent Council said: “We are committed to tackling inequality, and this Delivery Plan gives us a structured and measured way to make positive change. We have worked alongside the Black community to develop the action points moving forward. We are proud to have one of the most diverse communities here in Brent, and we want to make sure that everyone has the same equality of opportunity. We will continue to work with our communities and partners and lobby for change across the board.”