Welcoming New Directors

We are delighted to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors, Mark Greenburgh and Lou Hart. Each brings a fresh set of skills, enthusiasm and experience and expertise to our Board as we move into the next phase of our development.

Mark Greenburgh is a solicitor specialising in equalities and discrimination law. He has practised for the past 18 years at an international law firm in the City of London, where he was the Head of the Public Sector Group. During this time Mark advised Local Authorities, Hospitals, Housing Associations, social care providers, Universities and Schools, and government agencies – and their employees, on a range of employment and equality issues. This has included, disability, race, sexual orientation and transgender discrimination cases.

Mark has also served as an elected member of a county council, a school governor, a charity trustee and is currently a co-opted member of the City of London Corporation’s Standards Committee and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Lou Hart has extensive experience and expertise in the fields of equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice. She has developed and delivered projects, programmes and training in a variety of subjects including domestic violence awareness, LGBTQ+ awareness, sex discrimination awareness, age regulations and also specialises in community safety and crime reduction and particularly in justice, visibility and hate crime.

In addition, she has undertaken Senior Management for regeneration programmes, Local Authority community safety departments, LGBTQ+ charities and grant-giving appraisal programmes.

Lou has designed, developed and secured funding for some of the most innovative projects in her field including the first Street Sanctuary scheme for LGBTQ+ people in Europe. She also researched and delivered reports and audits including crime reduction and community safety for different London Boroughs, youth crime for Derbyshire, Safer Industrial Sites and Safer Stations in London.

She has undertaken equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility audits on behalf of construction companies and was a Critical Incident Advisor to the Metropolitan Police as well as being a member of the Met’s LGBT Advisory Group.

More recently, Lou represented the Fawcett Society on Devon County Council and delivered training to Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police in Sex Discrimination Awareness. As an Associate of the Diversity Trust Lou engaged in project development. As a new Director she hopes to utilise her specialisms and skills to help further promote equality, diversity and inclusion equality.

Out in South Gloucestershire

We hope that you enjoy reading our new publication ‘Out in South Gloucestershire’, we think you will find the stories inspiring, and the resources and information useful. We have gathered together testimonies from a range of LGBTQ+ people, and our allies, from across South Gloucestershire. You will also find information on community groups and organisations, … Continued

Social Impact Report 2017-18

Why not read our Social Impact Report 2017-18 and find out about all the great work we do with people and communities locally, regionally and nationally. As well as our international impact. Read the report by clicking here DT_AR_6.  

Celebrating 100 Years Women’s Suffrage

In 2018 we celebrate a hundred years of the first steps towards women’s suffrage in the UK. We say “first steps” because the journey towards women’s suffrage has been a long one. In 1918 the vote was only given to women over 30 who paid (or whose husbands paid) at least £5 in property taxes. … Continued

New Website

We hope you like our new website. We launched the new site in July 2018 with a short film about our work on the Home Page. We are going to be developing content for the site and you will see new features coming soon including our new services menu as well as information about our voice and influence projects and our specialist youth services.