Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

New research had identified that it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it easier for employees to share parental responsibilities between mum and dad. Contributor Rebecca Hourston, Head of Working … 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 Third year in a row on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 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 people … 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

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

ADHD Foundation shortlisted at National Diversity Awards

THE ADHD Foundation has been shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards 2018. The charity has been recognised for its ground-breaking work supporting children, young people and their families living with ADHD. The awards ceremony will take place at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on 14 September. National Diversity Awards (NDA) celebrates the achievements of people … Read More

How a group of Mancunian solicitors are pressing forward in fight for gender equality

The initiative involves independent mentoring and coaching, special events with inspirational women speakers, regular communications highlighting the visibility of women in leadership roles, and campaigning across the UK for firms to get more women in the boardroom. “The response has been nothing short of overwhelming and demonstrates the desire to achieve gender equality in British boardrooms,” said the 31-year-old associate … Read More

Radio industry needs to reflect UK’s diversity

Ofcom boss Sharon White says broadcasters must act to attract wider range of talent. Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to a new report, prompting warnings that its output may be out of step with what modern British audiences want to hear. According to research by the media regulator Ofcom just … Read More