British Chinese Crime Survey

A few nights ago my parents forwarded two videos of a burglary aftermath- ransacked rooms, distressed voices in the background, lives scarred by such a personal, deliberate and targeted intrusion into their lives.

burlgary.jpgI then separately received it from two friends on social media followed by a call from a resident in my ward demanding what I was going to do about it. They were all from Chinese families. One resident told me that one of the burglars caught had a pocket book of other addresses- all of Chinese addresses.

Even if it was not true, it showed the fear in the community. I asked a friend who spent hours translating a survey into Chinese for me and put it online asking British Chinese people across the country for their thoughts and experiences. If they have suffered from criminality in the past few years, they needed to stand up and let it be known so the authorities know about it and to push for something more  to be done

In only a few days we have received hundreds of

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KIDS- Short Breaks funding to be cut

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Under the proposed budget consultation for the city 2017-2018, the funding for KIDS, Sutton Coldfield is due to be cut.

The centre provides short breaks and care for 0-5yr old children with disabilities and their families. They have suffered financial uncertainty year on year including this year, making it very hard for them to plan their long term future.

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