The National Diversity Awards 2017 Post Awards Winners Interview – Joshua Beckford

Joshua Beckford is recognised internationally in over 90 countries for his extraordinary educational achievements. A 12-year-old child Prodigy who is diagnosed with Autism, Joshua has already achieved more than most neuro-typical people in the world. At 2 years old, he quickly mastered reading fluently using phonics and was speaking Japanese by the age of 3. At the age of 6 he became the … Read More

Bringing Diversity To The Armed Forces

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon spoke to The Voice about diversity in the armed forces and celebrating our war heroes. DEFENCE SECRETARY Sir Michael Fallon has highlighted the importance of diversity in the British Armed Forces and acknowledged the contribution of African and Caribbean soldiers during WW1 and WW2, in celebration of Black History Month. Speaking to The Voice, he … Read More

A Night To Remember…..

Liverpool is an amazing place. One of those places you need to visit again and again to get the real feel of the place. It is full of culture, history and vibrancy. But why were we there? We were there, of course, to attend the National Diversity Awards.  The National Diversity Awards is a prestigious black-tie event that recognises, honours and  … Read More

My experience of being on the DLG Grad Programme

I never thought that at the age of 28, I would be starting a grad programme. Throughout my higher education and working life I had focused on psychology and teaching, so I certainly did not expect to be working in the corporate world, let alone the insurance industry! However, after teaching for 3 years, I felt it was time to … Read More

Ten facts about Liverpool

1. The city of Liverpool was created in 1207 when King John granted a Royal Charter which was written in Latin. Liverpool was once the “Second City of Empire”, eclipsing even London for commerce at times. 2. Liverpool holds the Guinness Book of Records title for being the Capital of Pop. More artists with a Liverpool origin have had a number … Read More

Role model Jane up for national diversity award

A KNUTSFORD resident and social enterprise founder has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award in the positive role model for gender category. Jane Kenyon, who founded Girls Out Loud in 2010, has made the list after 22,000 nominees were considered. Girls Out Loud aims to raise the confidence and aspirations and teenage girls in the north west and north … Read More

Inspiring team in the running for trophy

CHADDERTON Park Cerebral Palsy Football team is looking to add another trophy to its cabinet after being shortlisted in the 2017 National Diversity Awards. The CP team was the first in the north west to offer footballing opportunities to youngsters with cerebral palsy and has trail-blazed the sport ever since. Three years on they now have 50 children on their … Read More

Blog by Sarah-Victoria Bayley, 2017 Positive Role Model Award Nominee

This is a blog written by Sarah-Victoria Bayley, nominee for the 2017 Positive Role Model Award. Hello, I’m Sarah-Victoria Bayley, a 34 year old disabled single mother of three beautiful children. I am also a national beauty queen holding the title of Woman Crown and Glory Scotland 2017/18. Becoming a titleholder was always a dream of mine as it now … Read More

Schools struggling to support children with mental health problems

One in 10 children between five and 16 years old suffer with depression, anxiety or conduct disorder, according to the Mental Health Foundation. But more than half of UK schools are struggling to support them, a new study found. Theresa May recently announced that schools will receive mental health training, but this doesn’t apply to primary schools. And researchers found … Read More

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple. The nationwide survey of one thousand businesses also found a fifth of hiring managers (22 per cent) admitted they were worried about interviewing someone with a … Read More