National Diversity Awards Blog
Thousands of Scottish wheelchair users inadequately housed
Thousands of Scottish wheelchair users inadequately housed A new report into life for disabled people across Great Britain by the Equality and

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LGBT rights group wants UK passports to include gender neutral ‘X’
LGBT rights group wants UK passports to include gender neutral ‘X’ British passports should allow people who do not identify

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Politicians urged to take a tougher stance on workplace racism
Politicians urged to take a tougher stance on workplace racism A recent survey carried out by researchers at The University

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Disabled people ‘left behind in society’, report finds
Disabled people ‘left behind in society’, report finds Disabled people in the UK are “left behind in society” and have

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Women’s History Month: We Celebrate Miranda Brawn
Women’s History Month: We Celebrate Miranda Brawn This month, we join millions around the world in celebrating Women’s History Month

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SALFORD MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP THAT FOUGHT MAYOR NOW RECEIVES COUNCIL VISIT
THE USUC GROUP NOW NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL COMMUNITY AWARD Five years ago the United Service Users Committee, or USUC, fought

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Depression is leading cause of disability worldwide, says WHO study
Report a ‘wake-up call’ for countries to rethink approaches to mental health, says agency, revealing that cases have grown by

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Boost for 1,000 people with learning disability or autism
Boost for 1,000 people with learning disability or autism About 1,000 young people with a learning disability or autism are

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Charities call for better care for LGBT people with dementia
Charities call for better care for LGBT people with dementia More research, partnerships and training for health and care professionals

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Gender-neutral emoji approved for 2017
Gender-neutral emoji approved for 2017 Emoji could soon come in male, female and gender-neutral variations after a third gender option for

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Free education for prisoners in pilot scheme with Milton Keynes Open University
Free education for prisoners in pilot scheme with Milton Keynes Open University The Open University (OU), in partnership with Prisoners’

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Redditch Council leader Bill Hartnett nominated for prestigious national award
REDDITCH Council leader Bill Hartnett has been nominated for a prestigious national award. Cllr Hartnett has been nominated for the

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Annie Wallace
No-one was more surprised than me when I won the ‘Celebrity of the Year’ at the National Diversity Awards in

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‘Children need more inclusive books’
‘Children need more inclusive books’ Children’s literature is improving but there is still a lot of progress to be made

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Scotland’s First Gay Married Couple Hit Out at Civil Partnership Ruling
The first gay couple to be married in Scotland have expressed “gut-wrenching” sadness about the quashing of a bid for

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Multi-Sensory Theatre Production for Learning Disabled Audiences
Audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities will be taken on a multi-sensory story of discovery in Home at The Courtyard.

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Previous NDA Winners, Calico Group, Maintain Gold Status
THE Burnley-based Calico Group has successfully maintained its gold award status following a recent reassessment by business improvement standard Investors

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“Historic” Milestone: Scottish Parliament Becomes First in Europe to Back LGBT+ Education
Tipping point reached as a majority of MSPs back inclusive education proposal A MAJORITY of MSPs have backed proposals to provide

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Meet Our New Judges
We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome four previous shortlisted nominees and award winners onto this year’s Judging Panel!!! Funke Abimbola (Senior

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‘My Boss Called Me a Hypochondriac’ – Your Stories of Working with Disabilities
It is wonderful to work and forget my disability In 2015 I lost both my legs below the knees, the

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Lancôme Champions Power and Diversity of Women in Latest Campaign
French cosmetics brand Lancôme is focusing on the power and diversity of women in its latest campaign to mark the

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Diversity: More Than Just A Buzzword
Diversity. Having worked in the equality and diversity field over several decades, I’ll be the first to admit that I

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