Liverpool based ADHD Foundation celebrates double award success

ADHD Foundation is celebrating double awards success after winning the Community Organisation Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards and being nominated as Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards. The foundation has been recognised for its ground-breaking work supporting children, young people and their families living with ADHD. Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of ADHD Foundation, collected the UK … Read More

Age Discrimination – interviewee denied job because of his age

When you are recruiting and interviewing applicants, make sure you don’t make their age a factor unless you want to fall foul of the law. In a recent judgment, the Cardiff Employment Tribunal has held that a job applicant had been unlawfully discriminated against when he did not get a job as a park keeper because of his age. At … Read More

Touchstone – International Volunteers Day: 5th December

The Touchstone Volunteers Project is very open, diverse and service user (SU) friendly.  Not only do our SU benefit from the contributions of volunteers, but some also take on the role themselves.   Volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer in a number of roles across Touchstone and with partner organisations. Some of our volunteers are befrienders for SU’s. This has resulted … Read More

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

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