National Diversity Awards Blog
Age Discrimination – interviewee denied job because of his age
When you are recruiting and interviewing applicants, make sure you don’t make their age a factor unless you want to

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Wembley hosts ‘landmark’ game as Stonewall FC fixture ‘sends powerful message to LGBT people’
The national stadium hosted its first non-league fixture in the regular season on Friday as Stonewall FC beat Wilberforce Wanderers

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Touchstone – International Volunteers Day: 5th December
The Touchstone Volunteers Project is very open, diverse and service user (SU) friendly.  Not only do our SU benefit from

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The unsung hero who helps disabled people find jobs in Croydon
2018 National Diversity awards & Pride of Britain awards shortlisted nominee Nana Marfo helped one woman who had been unemployed for

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Knife Angel Comes To Liverpool
A 27-foot-high Angel sculpture made from confiscated knives is coming to Liverpool! It also has the backing of former National

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Diversity award winner first stopped by police at 13 now working with them to help young people
Brixton-born Abdul Karim Abdullah won the Positive Role Model at The National Diversity Awards in September, but it has been

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Katie Renshaw becomes model for River Island and Matalan
An 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has signed up to a top modelling agency less than a year after taking

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Oldham Athletic become first club in EFL to offer sensory packs to autistic fans
“We had someone who didn’t make it into the ground because he struggled with the queues and loud noises.” A

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Simon Green Making Great Progress Thanks To Adult Speech And Language Therapy
His voice was his life and his passion – but after surgery to remove a devastating tumour, public speaker Simon

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Premier League and EFL clubs support Rainbow Laces with rainbow-coloured substitution boards and corner flags
Premier League and EFL clubs across the country will unite in their support of LGBT inclusivity by turning pitchside equipment

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Former NDA Shortlisted nominee & Croydon disability worker nominated for Pride of Britain Awards
A Croydon man who boosts the independence of disabled people by supporting them into work has been nominated for the

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Update from Jade Sutton
Hi everyone, I’ve been so busy since the NDA Ceremony and I’m really excited to share some of the things

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Why the World NEEDS Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity relates to the way a person thinks and experiences the world. Lots of neurodiverse people have co-occurring conditions (Anxiety,

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‘The best children’s books which celebrate diversity’
We all remember fondly the books we used to read as children, with characters from Snow White to Jack and

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Gender equality will only be achieved if trans and non-binary people can identify as they wish
Most of us take our gender for granted. We don’t worry about people addressing us with the wrong pronouns or

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Still a long way to go as Religious hate crime rises 40% in England and Wales – with more than
Hate crimes recorded by police hit record high, Home Office figures show. Religious hate crime has rocketed by 40 per

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New research highlights the significant challenges disabled people face when it comes to accessibility
Disabled people face considerable challenges when it comes to accessibility at UK tourist attractions and getting around on public transport,

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Abbey Kiwanuka NDA18 Post Awards Winners Interview
Abbey has been a human rights advocate in his home country of Uganda, the UK, the Netherlands and France for

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Radio Reverb NDA18 Post Awards Winners interview
RadioReverb has been Brighton & Hove’s local, not-for-profit radio station for the past 11 years, dedicated to providing a stimulating

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Celebration of diversity among health workers
Organised by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) the event in Brighton is the first of its kind in the

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A poet and a gentleman: Lambeth Life meets National Diversity Award winner and Young Lambeth Co-operative youth worker Abdul-Karim Abdullah
To be told you are going to fail your exams is a hammer blow for any child. For Abdul-Karim, however,

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Calls for greater diversity among school governors
“When I was at school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I grew up,” says Theresa Esan.

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