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Issue 11 – New Year 2018

Issue 11 – New Year 2018

Welcome to our latest e-newsletter. In October 2017 we became a Community Interest Company known as a CIC. CIC’s are companies with a social purpose and distribute any profits back into the communities they work with. In our case this 
is our work with equalities communities and groups across the South West
 and West of England. You can read more about us becoming a CIC, and about our social impact, in our future e-newsletters.

In this issue we’re focusing on mental health and wellbeing, as well as increasing inclusion through activities and exercise.
We’re continuing our work with South Gloucestershire Council and Merlin Housing to develop our Alphabets LGBTQ+ youth project and the South Gloucestershire LGBTQ+ Equality Network both in South Gloucestershire. The next event for the network will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in February with a focus on working with schools and the importance of LGBTQ+ role models.

Dave, our newsletter writer and editor, shares top tips on how to use LinkedIn I did a free course run by Cosmic which is a social enterprise working in the region about increasing digital inclusion. It was a really valuable course and I gained a lot of learning on the many applications available to support businesses and organisations like ours. Explore and book one of Cosmic’s courses for you and your staff.

You can read more about the new Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services which launched at City Hall Bristol in November. We’ve heard many high pro le hate crime cases, including the case of Bijan Ebrahimi, which made the national news.
This highlights the need for services such as Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services led by our partner organisation SARI

We’re really excited about the support developing for LGBTQ+ refugee and asylum seekers, as well as Kiki, a new social space for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) LGBTQ+ people, in Bristol.

Our partners at Curo tell us about their social prescribing service by including a
new case study for our newsletter.

Our newsletter also covers the benefits of physical activities and sport. We have a case study about Steve Morley’s inclusive coaching work at Ifnotme Inclusive Coaching

I made the 2017 Happy City List which highlights 26 people who are making a really positive difference to their community. You can read more in the Bristol Post Happy City List 2017

Get ready for our collective and inclusive social impact in 2018!

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Diversity News – Summer 2017

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Diversity News – Spring 2017

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Diversity News – Winter 2016

Welcome to our Winter 2016 newsletter. You’ll notice we called this newsletter issue The AGEnda, as it focuses on how our work supports older and elder people in our communities.

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Diversity News – Autumn 2016

Welcome to our Autumn 2016 newsletter. Our focus this time is on mental health. We celebrated World Mental Health Day on 10th October and we wanted to share some information, ideas and stories with you about mental health.

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Diversity News – Summer 2016

Substance Misuse Matters

Welcome to Diversity News Summer 2016.

In this newsletter we’ve focussed on substance misuse, with special features on alcohol and drug services in our work and with others.

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Diversity News – Spring 2016

Disability Matters

Welcome to Diversity News Spring 2016.

In this issue you can read all about Disability Matters. The issue includes a feature on disability equality trainers, new publications, how to ensure your communications are accessible and about good visual communications.

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Diversity News – Winter 2015

Diversity News – Winter 2015

In this newsletter there are features on our equality, diversity and inclusion training, a special feature on our training on domestic violence and abuse as well as features on trans equality trainers. There is a special features on our partners including HMP Ashfield, SARI and Avon & Somerset Police and their male rape campaign. You can also read about our upcoming workshops on gender identity in Devon and Somerset and our Easy Read health survey for Bath & North East Somerset.

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Diversity News – Autumn 2015

Diversity News – Autumn 2015

Welcome to Diversity News Autumn 2015.

The newsletter includes a review of all our current work, how to find out more about what we can do to support you and your organisation with equality, diversity and inclusion. Plus features on work with older men, Bristol Pride, LGBTQ young people, Black & Minority Ethnic men, and much much more…

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