What an Incredible 2 Weeks! – Rachel Jury

I am sat here on a windy, wet Saturday (22nd September) in my quirky flat reminiscing on the last 2 weeks! It has been absolutely incredible and a rollercoaster of emotions! I knew September was going to be full on but I didn’t anticipate just how busy it would be and I am super proud that my body managed to … 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

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

Touchstone honoured at UK’s largest diversity awards

Touchstone – the Beeston based mental health and wellbeing charity – is celebrating winning the National Diversity Awards in the Diverse Company category at a star-studded night at the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The awards were held on 14 September and saw individuals and organisations from across the UK crowned the best in British diversity. A record 24,584 people nominated … 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

‘What A Night -The National Diversity Awards.’

What A Night -The National Diversity Awards. September 17, 2018 – Sophe Ward What can I say, I was looking forward to the Diversity awards beforehand but it out did all my expectations ten fold. It was truly what dreams are made of and an incredible night. It was an honour to be shortlisted, especially out of so many nominees but … Read More