Useful Links and Resources
Acas provides practical support and guidance to better manage equality and diversity in organisations.
Commission for Equality and Human Rights
Promotes and monitors human rights and equality.
Equality Challenge Unit
The Equality Challenge Unit is the first full time office devoted to promoting equality and diversity in higher education.
Diversity in Diction
This is a comprehensive guide put together by the TUC and Unison on the appropriate use of language. Words are important -this helps raise our awareness of how to use them carefully.
Equality North East
Provides employers, employees and individuals with equality information, advice and guidance.
Dignity at Work
Information on dignity at work from the Equality Challenge Unit.
Equality Challenge Unit information that is specifically disability related.
Employers Forum on Disability
Website containing facts and information on the effective employment of disabled people.
Mind aims to help people take control of their mental health.
Aims to promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people.
Campaigns and research issues of relevance to UK women.
Develops, shares and celebrates best practice in the recruitment, retention and development of women.
Institute of Race Relations
The Institute of Race Relations website has a quiz on race in the UK.
Race for Opportunity
Committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK.
Religion or Belief
BBC - Religion
The BBC website on religion is a great online resource for finding out about religious diversity in the UK.
Site giving a very comprehensive overview of key faith events.
Faith Guide to Islam
Faith Guide to Buddhism
Faith Guide to Christianity
Faith Guide to Hinduism
Faith Guide to Judaism
Faith Guide to Sikhism
Guardian - Gay rights
The Guardian website is updated daily and this area focuses on gay rights - both in the workplace and outside of it.
LGBT North East
An innovative virtual network bringing together lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the North East region.
Promoting gay, lesbian and bi-sexual rights. Site contains news and information on employment, legal and campaign issues.
Trans Staff and Students in Higher Education
The Equality Challenge Unit guidance on supporting trans staff and students.