The unsung hero who helps disabled people find jobs in Croydon

2018 National Diversity awards & Pride of Britain awards shortlisted nominee Nana Marfo helped one woman who had been unemployed for 10 years to land a job at Tesco in Purley. A Croydon council worker who helps disabled people find and keep jobs has been nominated for a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain award. Nana Marfo, 35, who has had his own … Read More

Knife Angel Comes To Liverpool

A 27-foot-high Angel sculpture made from confiscated knives is coming to Liverpool! It also has the backing of former National Diversity Awards shortlisted nominee Daryl Laycock. Daryl who has served 12 years in 19 different prison for his actions in gang wars, now warns children not to get involved in violent crime. A reformed gangster who has been shot at and … Read More

Katie Renshaw becomes model for River Island and Matalan

An 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has signed up to a top modelling agency less than a year after taking her first unaided steps. Katie Renshaw, from Sandymoor, has received treatment from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital since she was a baby. In the past year, she has been able to take her first unaided steps after undergoing major surgery – … Read More

Simon Green Making Great Progress Thanks To Adult Speech And Language Therapy

His voice was his life and his passion – but after surgery to remove a devastating tumour, public speaker Simon Green was left with a stammer. Surgeons could not remove the tumour in its entirety but the 42-year-old from Bridgend is still making great progress with his speech. He spoke to more than 1,000 people at the National Diversity Awards, … Read More

‘The best children’s books which celebrate diversity’

We all remember fondly the books we used to read as children, with characters from Snow White to Jack and the Beanstalk broadening our imaginations. But if you think back hard enough, you may also realise that the one thing all your childhood favourites had in common was that they were all white. This year, an Arts Council report revealed … Read More

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