Personal Destination Mapping (PDM) Programme 2018-19

PDM Programme

Cohesion Conference 2018

April 2018

The Equality Practice is delighted to announce it has confirmation that is has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  This is thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players.  The Project ‘Hidden Heritage’ aims to collect and exhibit the story of immigration from the 1960 onward t

o North East Lincolnshire, highlighting the value immigrants have brought to our area.  We will be working with immigrants to North East Lincolnshire, recording their stories of immigration and settlement to this community. We will highlight the value of immigration, and the great value those who have settled here do bring.  We will produce a book, a film to be shared with schools and an exhibition for members of the community to visit. 

If you think this is something you would like to be involved with, either you have a story to tell or you would like to help be part of gathering, researching, producing an exhibition, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Common Ground 2017

Grimsby Town Sports and Educational Trust commissioned The Equality Practice to assist in the design and management of the Common Ground Project, supported by 'Building a Stronger Britain Together.  
The Common Ground message is one of welcome and value to all.

To date this is one of our most exciting projects.  It has not only given us the chance to work with Graham Rodger, and his team at Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust, but also Grimsby Town Football Club, fans,staff, players, managers, directors and importantly the huge number of volunteers working with GTFC. This project has meant we have also had the support of and worked closely throughout 2017 with the Home Office, M&C Saatchi and  IPSOS Mori. 

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GTFC want all to know that it is an inclusive club where tolerance an
 respect towards each other is practised. 

On the 14th Oct The All For One choir supported the Common Ground project and sang for the fans receiving a huge round of applause.

Saturday 2nd September Trishol School of Dance performed a special treat of Bollywood influenced dancing.

Common Ground officially launched at Blundell Park on Sunday 23rd July at the Mariners Trust Community Fun Day.  From 10 am until 4pm the ground was buzzing with people who had come to meet the GTFC’s new team.  More importantly to us, people who had never been to the ground before came and saw and enjoyed our welcome.

On the day, all enjoyed the Bollywood Brass Band who had flown in from a gig in Poland.   They played in the new team as they met the fans and signed autographs.   

The Chinese Lion Dance and the Traditional Chinese Dancers came over from Hull and shared their cultural dances. Also played over the big screen were  Respect films made by Focus 7, with the help of Fusion Youth Theatre, member of the YMCA and local community.  We also arranged for Indian food to be available, as well as cakes.   

Ladies from the
  Muslim community baked and came along and sold cakes, and a representative from the LGBT group 

volunteered her help on our Common Ground Stall - all of which added to the atmosphere, and celebrated the value of difference.  It was most definitely new for Blundell Park and was well received.

Flash Mob at Grimsby Town Football Club

Cohesion Conference 2017
Working with Communities Together, The Equality Practice assisted in the design, delivery and organisation of the first ever North East Lincs. Cohesion Conference.  

With guest speaker, Dr. Michael Seeraj, Equality and Diversity Manager at Charlton Athletic Community Trust, we brought together over one hundred and twenty local people of diverse backgrounds to discuss how our area can ensure  all in our community valued and think positively about how to embrace difference and change.

TEP has delivered this programme to over 75 women.  This programme enables people to see their strengths, identify their skills and abilities.  In doing so, it builds confidence and raises aspiration, purpose and self-esteem.  It gives people the chance to move forward with their lives and plan how they will do that.  Participants have a chance to try things they have never done before, such as archery and clay pigeon shooting, yoga and mindfulness.  Our women come out of this programme ready to take their next step.  
Supported by HLC/ESF funding, and partnering with Positive Activities, Climb 4, Tea in the Park, Quest Therapies and the Job Centre, and Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust, the PDM Programme works with people , encouraging and supporting them towards gaining employment, moving into volunteer work or taking further education/training.  

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training
The Equality Practice delivers fun, non-academic workshops to businesses,individuals and community groups. It looks at the law surrounding The Equality Act 2010, what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is, how it can help all to avoid legal challenges that can be costly and embarrassing, how to ensure the talent in your teams are realised, leadership skills, unconscious bias, attract and retain talent and much more.
This programme encourages individuals to consider what fair practice means and how to implement it.

Research 2016-2017
The Equality Practice carried out extensive research.

This had a focus on the East Marsh, but we 
spoke with many people from all over Grimsby. Supported by Big Lottery Funding, this research was to establish neighbourhood need and want for facilities and initiatives people want to see in their areas, and believe they will benefit from.  Click on the link below to see the report.

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