Radio industry needs to reflect UK’s diversity

Ofcom boss Sharon White says broadcasters must act to attract wider range of talent. Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to a new report, prompting warnings that its output may be out of step with what modern British audiences want to hear. According to research by the media regulator Ofcom just … Read More

How airports are improving travel for passengers with hidden disabilities

UK airports are making progress when it comes to helping passengers with hidden disabilities, according to a new report published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today. Hidden disabilities can include autism, dementia and hearing loss and many other conditions that are not immediately obvious. This follows the CAA issuing new guidance for airports in December 2016 on how to improve the assistance … Read More

Charities who help people with disabilities receive UK aid funding boost

Charities which help people with disabilities in developing countries have been given a major funding boost. AbleChild Africa, Humanity and Inclusion, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, Orbis Charitable Trust and Deafkidz concentrate a lot of their work on people with disabilities who can be marginalised by society. They work with people of all ages in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ethiopia … Read More

The spirit of Harry and Meghan can revitalise our divided nation.

The royal wedding was an extraordinary event, it showed the face of a better Britain – open, forward-thinking, positive. The royal wedding proved an extraordinary event, with the magisterial backdrop of St George’s Chapel the perfect setting. There were several highlights – two stand-out moments being Bishop Michael Curry’s astonishing address and the Kingdom Choir’s spine-tingling performance of Stand By … Read More

Exercise may reduce disability even in frail elders

(Reuters Health) – Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 1,635 adults ages 70 to 89 to participate either in a structured exercise program or in health education workshops. The exercisers did up to 150 minutes a week of walking … Read More

Sadiq Khan On His Plans To Drive Gender Equality Forward In 2018

MAYOR Sadiq Khan has unveiled a major new campaign for 2018, to mark 100 years since women gained the vote in the UK and to drive forward the progress of gender equality across London. Titled #BehindEveryGreatCity – a play on the feminist slogan of the Sixties and Seventies, “Behind Every Great Man Stands A Great Woman” (a mantra that the … Read More

UK employers join forces to improve tech diversity

Technology, media, telecoms and professional services employers in the UK have committed to improving the diversity of their IT staff following scandals that have focused attention on the overwhelmingly male proportion of technology professionals. Eighty nine of the country’s largest employers of computer developers — with almost 400,000 employees — have signed up to the Tech Talent Charter, which asks … Read More

Almost half of trans pupils in UK have attempted suicide, survey finds

Almost half of trans pupils in UK have attempted suicide, survey finds Stonewall survey shows eight out of 10 trans young people bullied at school or college have self-harmed, despite instances of LGBT bullying decreasing Eight out of 10 trans young people have self-harmed and almost half have attempted to kill themselves, according to a significant new study looking at … Read More

Closing gender pay gap may take a generation says PwC

Women in the UK may have to wait another generation before finally seeing the gender pay gap close, boosting female earnings by around £85bn a year or an average £6,100 per working woman. Published on 21 February, the annual PwC’s Women in Work Index finds that despite progress made in increasing female participation in the workforce and a narrowing of … Read More