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 South East. It takes place on Wednesday at the BMECP (Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership) Centre in the city’s Fleet Street. Millie Simms, a senior RCN officer, said: “For the last few years we have had a Black History … Read More

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. “I didn’t have many role models that inspired me. “There were big international figures like Nelson Mandela and Oprah, but none that I could relate to locally.” It was because of a lack of local black role models when she … Read More

How inclusive is racing? British Horseracing Authority pledge to make sport more diverse

British horse racing have vowed to make the sport “more inclusive” after July’s launch of their diversity action plan. But will riders from inner-city communities and ethnic minorities continue to face barriers in the sport? On Monday, BBC Inside Out West will feature a documentary with 15-year-old Muslim Anas Rhyman from Gloucester, following his dream to become a jockey. “This … Read More

My advice about employment

My name is Nana Marfo and I’m 35 years old. You might have guessed, a 1980’s baby who was born with a disability and a breathing condition didn’t have a hope of living, especially if there were born 6 months premature. My internal organs were not fully developed and caused me to live in an incubator for 2 years so … Read More

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

Stormzy reveals first book under #Merky Books will tackle diversity

Stormy has unveiled the first project to come out of #Merky Books, his publishing imprint with Penguin Random House. The Big For Your Boots hit maker revealed he would be highlighting the importance of diversity in higher education with Taking Up Space, a book written by Cambridge University graduates Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi. Sharing the news on social media, … 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

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