The National Diversity Awards Announce 2017 Shortlist

Diversity champions from across the UK will gather at the magnificent Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on 8 September 2017 for the UK’s largest celebration of diversity. Able Magazine is once again proud to join the best of British diversity as they showcase the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s … Read More

‘Tigers’ shortlisted for awards

THE Second Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (2 PWRR) has been shortlisted for the UK’s largest diversity awards.  2 PWRR, a British Infantry Regiment which recruits from the South East of England, has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company of the Year Award at the National Diversity Awards 2017.       Charities and role models from across … Read More

My experience of being on the DLG Grad Programme

I never thought that at the age of 28, I would be starting a grad programme. Throughout my higher education and working life I had focused on psychology and teaching, so I certainly did not expect to be working in the corporate world, let alone the insurance industry! However, after teaching for 3 years, I felt it was time to … Read More

Ten facts about Liverpool

1. The city of Liverpool was created in 1207 when King John granted a Royal Charter which was written in Latin. Liverpool was once the “Second City of Empire”, eclipsing even London for commerce at times. 2. Liverpool holds the Guinness Book of Records title for being the Capital of Pop. More artists with a Liverpool origin have had a number … Read More

Role model Jane up for national diversity award

A KNUTSFORD resident and social enterprise founder has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award in the positive role model for gender category. Jane Kenyon, who founded Girls Out Loud in 2010, has made the list after 22,000 nominees were considered. Girls Out Loud aims to raise the confidence and aspirations and teenage girls in the north west and north … Read More

Inspiring team in the running for trophy

CHADDERTON Park Cerebral Palsy Football team is looking to add another trophy to its cabinet after being shortlisted in the 2017 National Diversity Awards. The CP team was the first in the north west to offer footballing opportunities to youngsters with cerebral palsy and has trail-blazed the sport ever since. Three years on they now have 50 children on their … Read More

Tube to change ‘ladies and gentlemen’ announcements

The “ladies and gentlemen” greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. London Underground staff have been told to say “hello everyone” in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL said the move was to ensure all passengers felt “welcome”. LGBT campaign group Stonewall welcomed the decision, which was supported by London mayor Sadiq … Read More

One in four Brits admit to avoiding conversations with disabled people

‘Fear of causing offence’ and ‘feeling uncomfortable’ cited as reasons for not speaking to disabled people One in four people admit they have actively avoided conversations with disabled people, research shows, prompting concerns that there is a ”silent epidemic” of isolation across the UK. A survey of more than 2,000 people by national disability charity Sense found that half (52 per cent) believed … Read More

Schools struggling to support children with mental health problems

One in 10 children between five and 16 years old suffer with depression, anxiety or conduct disorder, according to the Mental Health Foundation. But more than half of UK schools are struggling to support them, a new study found. Theresa May recently announced that schools will receive mental health training, but this doesn’t apply to primary schools. And researchers found … Read More

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple. The nationwide survey of one thousand businesses also found a fifth of hiring managers (22 per cent) admitted they were worried about interviewing someone with a … Read More