Diversity and Inclusion

Chris has always appreciated the value of celebrating diversity and promoting inclusive practices and in 2015 Chris was appointed as Diversity Adviser to the Civil Service. Also, throughout 2016, Channel 4s Year of Disability, he will chair YODA (Year of Disability Advisers).

Image from Diversity in Broadcasting guidance EHRC

Campaign to increase diversity in broadcasting launched at Edinburgh International Television Festival

Chris was delighted to launch a new government-backed project aimed at unlocking economic and creative potential by increasing the diversity of people working in Britain’s television sector at the Edinburgh International Television Festival on Friday 28th August. The event was chaired by Trevor Phillips and Ed Vaizey, Culture minister, conceded that there was still “much, […]

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With Sports Minister Helen Grant at launch of inclusive rugby event

Update on campaign to get more women and ethnic minorities to play rugby (and cricket and football…..)

Chris knows, from his own personal experience, all about the opportunity that sport can provide for people and its unique power to transform lives and inspire others. The fact is that some groups, particularly women and girls, Asians, Muslims and disabled people, have disproportionately low rates of participation in sport – as players, spectators, volunteers, officials and employees. […]

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With Sports Minister Helen Grant at launch of inclusive rugby event

Campaign to encourage more women and ethnic minorities to play rugby

On September 10th Lord Holmes joined Helen Grant, Minister for Sport, to launch a new Premiership Rugby programme that aims to get more women and ethnic minorities involved in rugby. An EHRC grant of £600000 will be used to get 700 women and girls into the sport, train up 480 coaches and involve 2500 participants. Chris sees this new initiative as […]

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With Ade Adepitan at Heathrow to launch a new travel guide for disabled travellers

Launch of new ‘passport’ guide for disabled travellers

This summer the Equalities and Human Rights Commission have published a handy passport sized guide to your rights when you fly as a disabled traveller. Due to a legal loophole the rights we citizens enjoy on the ground in UK and EU countries are replaced by an outdated agreement known as the Montreal Convention when we board […]

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Campaign to increase diversity in broadcasting.

As Disability Commissioner at The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Chris is spearheading a new government-backed project aimed at unlocking economic and creative potential by increasing the diversity of people working in Britain’s television sector. As Great Britain’s national equality body and authority on equality legislation, the Commission will be providing expert legal guidance on what […]

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