The Brent Campaign Against Racial Discrimination outlived the demise of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (CARD) itself, which wound up following an acrimonious split among its members in 1971. Brent CARD clung onto its office and operations through the work of its director, Guy Elliston. According to Elliston, government race relations workers expected local CARD chapters to be replaced with Community Relations Councils (CRCs), but these made few contacts, he averred, with grassroots organisations in their areas. In Brent, Elliston campaigned for funding against what he saw as the ineffectual work of the Brent CRC and the nearby Learie Constantine Centre. Elliston found that, contrary to his focus, these organisations provided little space for local youth, and did not confront issues of ESN schooling and police brutality, which he considered the key issues of the day.