Riverside takes real and practical steps towards race equality, by Lyn Bowker Following the death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, many organisations rushed to issue public statements and make impressive corporate commitments to eradicate race inequalities. Here at Riverside, we have been quietly and steadily chipping away at our own race equality agenda since last year, looking at our systems and policies and identifying barriers to progression for our BAME colleagues and job applicants. Our work started back in the summer of 2019 when, led by our BAME staff network, Origin, we commissioned [...]
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COVID-19 and Discrimination - Women ‘We’re all in it together’ was the mantra back in March when Rishi Sunak tried to bring the country together in the face of an unknown threat. The Chancellor unveiled a mammoth fiscal package to battle an unprecedented foe, designed to keep the country, its people and the economy on their feet. But our experience over the last six months has taught us that some of us are more ‘in it’ than others, as COVID-19 has turned out to be not a leveller, but a virus which can fuel inequality. In August, here at HDN, we [...]