National Diversity Awards Blog
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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Depression Is Now The ‘Leading Cause Of Disability Worldwide’, WHO Reports
Depression is now the leading cause of disability across the globe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. More than

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Diversity Sells
French Vogue has announced that it will feature Valentina Sampaio, a Brazilian transgender model, on its cover this March. This

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Disabled Youngsters Gifted with £350,000 Ambulances in Nottingham City Council Investment
Some of the city’s most severely disabled children are enjoying an individually tailored journey to school – thanks to a

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Redefining Diversity – ‘Without Labels’
I wrote this article to try and collect some of my thoughts concerning Diversity and Inclusion. I work with many

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With Women at the Forefront, the Unions are Relevant Again
The wage freeze we are living through is the longest since Victorian times. The public sector pay cap means that

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Disability Discrimination: Your Legal Rights
What qualifies as disability? And what legal protection do people who experience discrimination at work have under the Equality Act?

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Halfon launches Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network
Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network of employers aims to boost take-up among people with disabilities and from ethnic minorities The Department

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UK Music Diversity Chief: Brits Have Improved in Recognising Black Artists
The increase in diverse nominees at the Brit Awards is cause for cautious optimism, the chair of a music diversity

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Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Children’s Books
I believe characters in stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but only a very small

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How St Paul’s Girls’ School is Embracing Gender Fluidity
A well-known London girls’ school has introduced new measures that allow pupils to define their own gender identity. St Paul’s

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Call to End Workplace Disability Discrimination by Employers
Too many people with disabilities are being prevented from working because employers are unwilling to make reasonable adjustments, a charity

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