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

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – Touchstone

Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity Touchstone ranked number 1 for a Third year in a row on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 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 people … Read More

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation is the largest ‘user led’ ADHD agency in Europe and is credited with influencing policy and provision in the UK for those living with ADHD and co existing conditions. The Foundation’s work in promoting scientific evidence, UK and European impact reports and tireless campaigning, have helped to change attitudes and reduce stigma, improving life chances for those … Read More

South Shields Charity Champ Narrowly Misses Out On Top National Award

A South Tyneside charity champ has narrowly missed out on receiving a lifetime achievement accolade at a glittering awards ceremony. 
Founder of the Great North Dog Walk, Tony Carlisle was named as runner-up in the category at the National Diversity Awards held in Liverpool. The event, held in The Anglican Cathedral, was attended by a number of celebrities – including … Read More

Government under pressure to reform vital transgender laws

LGBT groups have called on the new minister for women and equalities to set a date for when key gender legislation will be reformed. Currently, under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, transgender people can have their gender identity recognised and legally changed on their birth certificates. But it means that people must go through what campaigners call ‘intrusive’ medical assessments, … 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

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