Everyone Week: celebrating diversity and inclusion

This week we’re celebrating people and diversity at Network Rail. From 1 to 5 October we’re raising awareness of the relevance of diversity and inclusion, and recognising the hard work of our employees to help achieve this goal. Becoming an increasingly open, diverse and inclusive organisation makes us safer and improves performance through fresh ideas and the confidence to challenge the … Read More

Manchester transgender vicar leads church diversity push

A transgender vicar has led a unique project to bring together a collection of churches to foster better diversity in the Church of England. Twelve churches in Manchester have joined together to form the first inclusive deanery. Canon Rachel Mann was inspired to act partly following the case of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life after believing the … Read More

Touchstone honoured at UK’s largest diversity awards

Touchstone – the Beeston based mental health and wellbeing charity – is celebrating winning the National Diversity Awards in the Diverse Company category at a star-studded night at the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The awards were held on 14 September and saw individuals and organisations from across the UK crowned the best in British diversity. A record 24,584 people nominated … Read More

‘I’m so proud to live in London’

Meghan Markle hails her new home city’s diversity in a heartfelt speech at Grenfell charity event. Meghan has hailed London’s diversity as she launches her charity cookbook supporting families affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire. The Duchess of Sussex, 37, said she was ‘so proud’ to live in the British capital as she delivered a three-minute speech without any … Read More

Warwick Davis wins Celebrity of the Year at the 2018 National Diversity Awards

Warwick Davis was clearly thrilled to receive a 2018 National Diversity Award tonight for his work on behalf of Little People UK. Winning Celebrity of the Year, he dedicated his award to Little People UK. ‘I dedicate this award to the members of #LittlePeopleUK, individuals with dwarfism throughout the UK & the world… you are all #PositivelyUnique.’ Warwick Davis is … Read More

National Diversity for Positive Role Model in Mental Health Award Bio Blog

‘Sarah is thinking again…’ Around a month ago I was nominated as a Positive Role Model in Mental Health at the National Diversity Awards. I am a married mum of 2 girls, raising awareness for mental health. I have Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder & Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I have recently started blogging as therapy Sarah’s Blog. I have suffered with … Read More

England’s diverse World Cup team is something to celebrate

England kicked off their World Cup campaign  by putting their faith in youth as they took on Tunisia and won the game by 2 goals to nil with a late winner from the captain, Harry Kane. Gareth Southgate’s squad have the lowest average age and the fewest caps won of any of the 32 teams at the tournament. Only three of … Read More

Radio industry needs to reflect UK’s diversity

Ofcom boss Sharon White says broadcasters must act to attract wider range of talent. Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to a new report, prompting warnings that its output may be out of step with what modern British audiences want to hear. According to research by the media regulator Ofcom just … Read More

Disabled Man Wins Landmark Discrimination Case

A 64 year old London man with Multiple Sclerosis has won his claim of disability discrimination against a management company after it failed to make reasonable adjustments to enable him to use the leisure club at the block of flats in which he lives, and indirectly discriminated against him because of his disability. Alongside ruling that the management company had … Read More

Charities who help people with disabilities receive UK aid funding boost

Charities which help people with disabilities in developing countries have been given a major funding boost. AbleChild Africa, Humanity and Inclusion, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, Orbis Charitable Trust and Deafkidz concentrate a lot of their work on people with disabilities who can be marginalised by society. They work with people of all ages in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ethiopia … Read More