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

Denmead Parents Call For Donations To Help Build Autism Children’s Centre

Parents have spoken of their wishes to build a centre for children with autism. Aaron and Rachael Pearson are looking to raise £50,000 for the Autism Inclusion Centre. The couple, from Denmead, have a son with the condition and want to expand on Rachael’s charity Autism Isolation No More which she runs from their front room.The centre will create a … Read More

Autistic boy banned from school photo shoot is now a model for H&M

A boy who was not allowed to be in his school photo because he had anger issues as a result of his autism is now a professional model. Alfie Aldridge, 11, has featured in adverts for H&M, River Island and Land Rover so far and his new job is helping him control his behavioural problems. Things at his old school … Read More

M&S launches ‘easy dressing’ range for children with disabilities

Marks & Spencer has achieved what is said to be a high street first by introducing a new line of clothing catered to disabled children. The supermarket and fashion retailer has designed easy dressing, a range of clothing designed to be easier to those with disabilities to put on and take off. Children using wheelchairs, crutches, or who have different … Read More

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – Touchstone

Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity Touchstone ranked number 1 for a second year in a row on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List earlier this year, showcasing exceptional levels of representation across all protected characteristics at Senior Management, Executive and Board level. The Leeds based charity was born in 1982 after it was acknowledged that large numbers of vulnerable … Read More

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation is the largest ‘user led’ ADHD agency in Europe and is credited with influencing policy and provision in the UK for those living with ADHD and co existing conditions. The Foundation’s work in promoting scientific evidence, UK and European impact reports and tireless campaigning, have helped to change attitudes and reduce stigma, improving life chances for those … 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

Inspiring And Never Retiring- Poem by Sophie Ward

Choosing to inspire,We never want to retire, Lives to save and protect,On the past we must reflect, We take steps forward a learn from mistakes,In life there aren’t any retakes, The people we meet,The ones we greet, Stand tall on your feet,Listen and watch your life is a movie- take your seat, Love and be proud of the person you have … Read More

South Shields Charity Champ Narrowly Misses Out On Top National Award

A South Tyneside charity champ has narrowly missed out on receiving a lifetime achievement accolade at a glittering awards ceremony. 
Founder of the Great North Dog Walk, Tony Carlisle was named as runner-up in the category at the National Diversity Awards held in Liverpool. The event, held in The Anglican Cathedral, was attended by a number of celebrities – including … Read More

Building Equality leads North West’s construction industry’s biggest ever celebration of diversity and inclusion at Manchester Pride Weekend

On Saturday, Building Equality, an alliance of construction companies working to build LGBT+ inclusion, came together to create the biggest show of equality, diversity and inclusion the North West construction sector has ever seen at Manchester Pride. In its second year at Manchester Pride, Building Equality doubled in size since 2017; with even more senior leadership visibility than ever before … Read More