Sol Campbell to join England U21 staff in FA diversity drive

Sol Campbell among group of black and ethnic minority coaches called up to work with England as FA look to increase diversity in national teams. The FA have fulfilled a commitment to increase the diversity of their coaching set-up and, as reported by The Times, four big names are on their way to St George’s Park. Campbell, former Wolves boss … Read More

Everyone Week: celebrating diversity and inclusion

This week we’re celebrating people and diversity at Network Rail. From 1 to 5 October we’re raising awareness of the relevance of diversity and inclusion, and recognising the hard work of our employees to help achieve this goal. Becoming an increasingly open, diverse and inclusive organisation makes us safer and improves performance through fresh ideas and the confidence to challenge the … Read More

Stormzy reveals first book under #Merky Books will tackle diversity

Stormy has unveiled the first project to come out of #Merky Books, his publishing imprint with Penguin Random House. The Big For Your Boots hit maker revealed he would be highlighting the importance of diversity in higher education with Taking Up Space, a book written by Cambridge University graduates Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi. Sharing the news on social media, … Read More

What an Incredible 2 Weeks! – Rachel Jury

I am sat here on a windy, wet Saturday (22nd September) in my quirky flat reminiscing on the last 2 weeks! It has been absolutely incredible and a rollercoaster of emotions! I knew September was going to be full on but I didn’t anticipate just how busy it would be and I am super proud that my body managed to … Read More

Manchester transgender vicar leads church diversity push

A transgender vicar has led a unique project to bring together a collection of churches to foster better diversity in the Church of England. Twelve churches in Manchester have joined together to form the first inclusive deanery. Canon Rachel Mann was inspired to act partly following the case of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life after believing the … Read More

Denmead Parents Call For Donations To Help Build Autism Children’s Centre

Parents have spoken of their wishes to build a centre for children with autism. Aaron and Rachael Pearson are looking to raise £50,000 for the Autism Inclusion Centre. The couple, from Denmead, have a son with the condition and want to expand on Rachael’s charity Autism Isolation No More which she runs from their front room.The centre will create a … Read More

M&S launches ‘easy dressing’ range for children with disabilities

Marks & Spencer has achieved what is said to be a high street first by introducing a new line of clothing catered to disabled children. The supermarket and fashion retailer has designed easy dressing, a range of clothing designed to be easier to those with disabilities to put on and take off. Children using wheelchairs, crutches, or who have different … Read More

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – Touchstone

Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity Touchstone ranked number 1 for a second year in a row on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List earlier this year, showcasing exceptional levels of representation across all protected characteristics at Senior Management, Executive and Board level. The Leeds based charity was born in 1982 after it was acknowledged that large numbers of vulnerable … Read More

Touchstone honoured at UK’s largest diversity awards

Touchstone – the Beeston based mental health and wellbeing charity – is celebrating winning the National Diversity Awards in the Diverse Company category at a star-studded night at the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The awards were held on 14 September and saw individuals and organisations from across the UK crowned the best in British diversity. A record 24,584 people nominated … Read More