‘Purple Tuesday’ to promote shopping access for disabled

Argos, Asda, Sainsbury’s, and Marks & Spencer are among those that have signed up to try to make shopping more inclusive. Sky News has been given details about the UK’s first ever accessible shopping day aimed at getting retailers to take all kinds of disability seriously. Backed by the government and major high street names, “Purple Tuesday” will take place … Read More

Hertfordshire Police Officer shortlisted in UK diversity awards

A serving police officer from Hertfordshire Constabulary has been shortlisted for the Positive Role Model Award for Disability at this year’s National Diversity Awards (NDAs). A total of 24,584 people were nominated for NDAs this year and 124 nominees from across the country are being recognised for their achievements. Community organisations and role models will head to the Liverpool Anglican … Read More

Teen with cerebral palsy who was ‘always left on the bench’ sets up ‘Adversity United’ football team

A teenager with cerebral palsy who was constantly “left on the bench” at football games launched a disability team called “Adversity United.” Cameron Osburn, 17, joined a local football club when he was eight-years-old but said he was “never picked to play in the matches and felt excluded from all the other players.” The teenager, from Harrogate, said he eventually began to play with a … Read More

BAME characters should be ‘more central’ in children’s books

Children’s books should feature more ethnic minority characters in central roles, a literacy charity has said. The Centre for Literacy and Primary Education also said black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) characters should not be mainly defined by their struggle, suffering or “otherness”. It said more than half the 400 books it looked at featuring BAME characters covered issues such … Read More

100 years after the vote, why women ran for equality at the British 10K

Thousands of runners took to the streets of central London on the 15th of July, as the British 10K 2018 saw figures from across business, sport and media join members of the public to raise awareness for the UN’s work spreading the word of gender equality around the world. In temperatures that soared to nearly 30C, 12,000 people ran a special … Read More

BBC announces action to boost staff from BAME backgrounds

The BBC’s director general has spoken of the “importance” of a report into the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) culture at the corporation. Tony Hall addressed staff on Wednesday saying he was “determined” to implement findings from the two-year long review. The recommendations address ways in which the BBC can boost diversity and further the careers of BAME staff. Among … Read More

Religious education ‘vital for diversity’

Religious education is more vital than ever in an increasingly diverse society and needs a higher status, says former home secretary Charles Clarke. Mr Clarke is co-author of a report calling for better religious education in school and a widening of the subject to include “beliefs and values”. The report argues that assemblies should no longer be expected to have … Read More

Safety Centre up for another major award

JUST a week after winning the “Pioneering Project” category at The Scottish Charity Awards, Ardrossan based charity, The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety (ScotCPS), have done it again by being shortlisted to the final of the UK’s largest Diversity Awards. A total of 24,584 people were nominated this year alone for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 124 … Read More