This week, Youth Work Week, an innovative new partnership funded by the Big Lottery Fund will begin work to provide more joined-up services to better support young people in the county. Young people are in the grip of a well-being crisis. In South Gloucestershire approximately 4,800 children and young people aged 5-19 have a diagnosable … Continued
We were delighted to receive an official response from University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to the Trans report that we published with our local Healthwatch in June 2018. The full report can be found here. Writing a letter on behalf of the Trust to local Healthwatch, Sam Chapman, who is the Chair of the … Continued
Guest blogger Joy M.A writes about bivisibility, and the importance of intersectionality, when considering equality, diversity and inclusion. Having an identity that is part of multiple communities considered marginalised has been more of a driving force rather than a hurdle for me. It is true that the less privileged your identity may be, the higher … Continued
Hi everyone! Hot on the heels of the announcement of my joining the Board at our AGM, I have now attended my first external event on behalf of Diversity Trust. On 3rdJuly the Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mourdant MP, launched the Government’s LGBT Action Plan. The plan was formulated against the backdrop of … Continued
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 … Continued
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
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.
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
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.
Today we are launching our Trans Health, Care and Wellbeing Research Report; in partnership with our Local Healthwatch