Young people with learning disabilities ‘isolated’ and ‘hidden’

Young people with learning disabilities have been “marginalised and often hidden from view”, according to the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. Prof Sally Holland said they were not getting the support they were entitled to by law. Lucy Williams, from Wrexham, has Asperger’s and said for years she thought “there was something quite weird about me”. The Welsh Government said it … Read More

Council employee finalist in national award

  A Croydon Council officer who works to support people with disabilities into work has reached the final of the National Diversity Awards. Nana Marfo, who works as an employment support officer in the Gateway division, has been named a finalist in the category of Positive Role Model Award – Disability out of over 24,550 nominations. The 35-year-old works to … Read More

Engineers proud to march at Pride

Workers from across the construction industry were out in force for last weekend’s Pride event in London under the #BuildingEquality banner. Employees from 23 engineering firms joined together to march behind a rainbow painted digger to increase awareness of LGBT+ staff working in the construction industry. The companies involved spanned the full range of the industry from developers to consultants … Read More

‘We’ve been nominated for the National Diversity Awards 2018!’ – La La Music UK and Klubkidz Productions Blog

La La Music UK and Klubkidz Productions have been jointly nominated for the Community Organisation #LGBT category of the National Diversity Awards 2018 #NDAwards. The nomination recognises their national campaign from September to December 2017 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality – the Sexual Offences Act 1967. They wrote a charity single Love Is The … Read More

RadioReverb Shortlisted For The UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

RadioReverb, Brighton & Hove’s not for profit radio station, has been shortlisted for the ‘Community Organisation Award: Multi-Strand’ at the National Diversity Awards 2018. A total of 24,584 people have been nominated this year, with an astonishing 124 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide. Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to the breath-taking … Read More

Inspirational Stuart is the perfect role model

An inspirational man born with brittle bone disease has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Stuart Thompson, from Mersea, is one of eight finalists in with a chance of winning the Positive Role Model Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards. Community organisations and role models from across the country will head to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on September 14 … Read More

‘The National Diversity Awards Announce 2018 Shortlist’

The scores are in – will this be the UK’s grandest celebration of diversity yet? A TOTAL of 24,584 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 124 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide. Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to … Read More

‘Gay footballers being open about sexuality ‘would boost cause of equality’

Commons Speaker John Bercow said it would ‘do wonders’ if players felt able to be openly gay. Gay footballers coming out would help boost the cause of equality, Commons Speaker John Bercow has said. Mr Bercow said it would “do wonders for the cause” if players felt able to be open about their sexuality, adding that it was “wholly implausible” … Read More

Amazon’s new transgender employee guidelines aim to boost diversity, support and inclusion across the UK business

Amazon is now offering employees transgender resources, including guidance for transgender employees and a tool kit for their managers, co-workers and HR personnel for Amazon offices and fulfilment centres across the country. The materials, including best practice guidance on issues such as the correct use of names and pronouns and restroom accessibility, were created with Amazon employees from across the … Read More