Why we should talk about the ‘dis’ in disability?

The social reality in which we live is influenced for better or for worse by our language, the words we use and the meaning we convey through them. And when we talk about disability, this is no exception to the rule. For instance, in Europe and the UK is more...

Deaf Awareness Training Enjoyed by BCF Partners

Black Country Futures (BCF) expert delivery partner, Zebra Access, have recently provided free bite-sized deaf awareness training to their fellow partner organisations. Delivered across 3 separate sessions via remote technology, this training was carried out as part...

Bridges Supports BAME Community

According to research published this week by Lancaster University, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate socio-economic impact on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals living throughout the UK. In particular, the study highlights that members...

Government Announce Kickstart Jobs Scheme

In an effort to stem youth unemployment in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday announced a £2bn ‘kickstart job scheme’ as part of his summer statement of budget commitments. Open for employer applications from August, this Government...