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

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

Premier League and EFL clubs support Rainbow Laces with rainbow-coloured substitution boards and corner flags

Premier League and EFL clubs across the country will unite in their support of LGBT inclusivity by turning pitchside equipment rainbow coloured to raise awareness of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. The Premier League will promote Rainbow Laces across two rounds from November 30, giving all 20 clubs the opportunity to celebrate their LGBT community and to make clear football is … Read More