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

Multi-million pound fund to help tackle the disability employment gap launched

The fund is the latest in a range of government measures that aims to see 1 million more disabled people in work by 2027. A £4.2 million challenge fund to support people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work has been launched by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, and the Minister for … Read More

British horse racing launches diversity action plan

British horse racing has published its first diversity and inclusion action plan as a steering group says parts of the sport are “out of kilter with modern British society”. The body, which contains 16 individuals from the racing industry, was set up last year after a report highlighted prejudice and barriers limiting the development of women in racing. The Diversity … Read More

Irish leader Leo Varadkar backs fight for LGBT equality in Northern Ireland

Irish leader Leo Varadkar has spoken out in support of LGBT equality in Northern Ireland. The Taioseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland was speaking at a state reception marking 25 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in the country. Varadkar, the first openly gay leader in the country’s history, used his speech to speak out in favour of equality … Read More