The National Disability Rights Network was founded in 1982 and has grown to be the nation’s largest non-governmental enforcer of disability rights. NDRN’s mission is to promote the integrity and capacity of the P&A and CAP national network and to advocate for the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights of people with disabilities. NDRN has a vision of a society where people with disabilities have equality of opportunity and are able to participate fully in community life by exercising choice and self-determination.
Vertus was launched with a clear vision; to be recognised for their market-leading service, undertaken with a values-based approach. Since then they have fast developed a reputation as a top supplier and trusted partner to clients, and more importantly, they identify life-changing opportunities to their candidates.
Anna Kennedy Online charity was founded by Dr Anna Kennedy OBE by her own journey with her two boys Patrick and Angelo and her frustration and disappointment with the lack of facilities and support across the UK. Anna Kennedy Online works hard providing workshops, training, legal advice and talks across the UK. All support and charity information is kept up to date on their website and daily across social media. They also work tirelessly on annual events such as their legendary showcase of ‘Autism’s Got Talent’ and their successful annual events AKO Autism Expo and the Autism Hero Awards.
The Clear Company was established in 2003 and their mission is to remove barriers to inclusion and creating diverse workplaces. Now the recognised leaders of inclusive recruitment and talent management insight, training and technology in the UK, they work with a wide range of clients to allow unseen talent to shine. Over the past 17 years of continuously refining practices, they bring a balance of expertise, insight and a roadmap of actions to their clients. By challenging current thinking and behaviours they enable clients to take significant steps on their inclusion journey. All supported by training and online products that enable The Clear Company to driving meaningful, measurable change as companies make D&I part of their everyday.
The University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) represents over 18,000 students at York. Alongside providing a platform for students’ voices to be heard at the university and within the local community, YUSU provide and support over 300 societies, sports clubs and other student-led networks and activity. They strive to be fully inclusive, brave and for, with and by students.
The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre– five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo The SSE Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena. The SSE Hydro augments the SEC’s existing facilities and stages 140+ events annually. Attracting an audience of more than a million visitors each year, the venue is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top 10 arenas globally, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2. Since opening in September 2013, The SSE Hydro has staged the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, the Ryder Cup Gala Concert and the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It was also a venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Just4Children provides support for families to help their children with disabilities and sickness. Helping children and young people under the age of 25 years in the United Kingdom and Ireland is passionate about the relief of sickness and preservation of good physical and mental health. Just4Children’s vision is a world where all children’s needs are met and where children with disabilities and sickness and their families have the right to choose, opportunity, dignity and understanding.
New College Durham was formed in 1977 and has grown to become one of the North East’s leading educational organisations. The College offers a wide range of vocational, A-level, apprenticeships and university level programme for students aged 16 and above. New College Durham is rated in the top 10% of colleges in the UK for achievement in Further Education and apprenticeships, whilst their Higher Education students rate it in the top 10% for student satisfaction.
Autism Plus was formed in 1986 by a group of passionate parents. Since then they have supported thousands of people on their journeys to more independence. Autism Plus support adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and complex needs.
EqualEngineers was founded by Dr Mark McBride-Wright with the aim of making the UK’s engineering and technology sectors more diverse and inclusive of all people. As traditionally white, middle class, male dominated sectors, EqualEngineers believe that the inclusion of under-represented groups not only bring benefits for businesses but dramatically improves health, safety and wellbeing for its employees. The organisation works alongside the sectors to achieve this through training, recruitment, media campaigns and events.
Kent Union was established in 1965 and is the voice of all students who study at the University of Kent. They represent all 20,000 students to help them have the best student experience. As a registered charity all donations are reinvested which helps fund all the services, they offer including their Advice Centre and Job Shop.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites, Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. BSUH provide district general hospital services to people in and around the Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and the western part of East Sussex and more specialised and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England.
London City Airport opened its doors in 1987 with the aim of giving passengers quick access to the financial district int the city. Charles, Prince of Wales laying the foundation stone of the terminal building, on 2 May 1986 and in November 1987 Queen Elizabeth II officially opened London City Airport.
Children in Scotland gives all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do. By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, Children in Scotland offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. They create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.