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We are constantly writing articles about our latest news and updates as a charity organisation as well as posting opinions on a diverse range of cultural and equality issues and also offering information and advice for local communities.

British Chambers of Commerce Award Nomination

Equality Trailblazer – Diversity and Inclusion Award We are absolutely thrilled to share the fantastic news thar Diversity House has received a nomination for the prestigious British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards for "Equality Trailblazer – Diversity and Inclusion Award." The British Chambers Business Awards stands as a pinnacle event within the business world. It not only celebrates but also champions the very best of British business excellence. This journey started with regional heats, and now, we find ourselves

Breastfeeding Campaign

Please Support Our latest Campaign on the Benefits of Breastfeeding Diversity House is currently spearheading an impactful breastfeeding campaign that emphasises the many advantages it offers for both infants and mothers. This initiative sheds light on the vital role breastfeeding plays in nurturing the health and well-being of both these groups and is part of our Community Fund and support of the UN Global Compact. For infants, the benefits of breastfeeding are multifaceted and remarkable. First and foremost, it acts

Launch of Our New CWGIE Project

Launch of The Centre for Women & Girls' Innovation and Empowerment (CWGIE) On the 8th March 2023 during International Women's Day, Diversity House officially launched its latest project 'Centre for Women & Girls' Innovation and Empowerment' which was opened by Cllr Simon Clark, Mayor of Swale and Founder/CEO of Diversity House, Christine Locke. It was a day filled with stools, showcases and workshops with support from Kent Fire and Rescue, Natwest Bank, Kent Police, John Frewin Opticians. We also

Access to Healthcare: Looking at Health Inequalities in Swale – Report

A report by Healthwatch Kent in collaboration with Diversity House The aim of the report was to see if we were able to identify any differences in the experience either geographically, culturally, or racially between individuals across the whole of Kent and those living in Swale. Using Healthwatch Kent's data alongside the themes identified by Diversity House we have been able to compare Swale with the rest of Kent. Below is a short excerpt from the introduction of the

Perinatal Inequalities Engagement with Families – Report

An exploratory research on the lived experiences of BAME women and other marginalised women in swale district of maternity servicesThis qualitative study was conducted on by Diversity House on behalf of NHS Kent and Medway to examine how BAME women, and women from the mainstream population who reside in underserved areas of Swale, experienced maternity services.Below is a short excerpt from the report's introduction, if you would like to read the report in its entirety, please click the button below

Diversity House receives over £450,000 in National Lottery funding

Diversity House celebrates after receiving over £450000 amount in National Lottery funding Diversity House, based in Sittingbourne, is celebrating today after being awarded £456,032 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Diversity House intends to use the funds to establish a "Centre for Women and Girls Innovation and Empowerment" (CWGIE). The CWGIE project aims to expand a whole-system approach to prevention and intervention in Swale to address the vast