Hate Crime Awareness Week ends

During this year’s national Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW), Prejudice Free Dorset organised several events. Dr Raymond Davies, Chair of the PFD Business Sub-group, spoke at the Bournemouth Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesday 13th October, highlighting the importance of collaboration between PFD and businesses across Dorset. Dr Davies then continued the activates on ThursdayContinue reading “Hate Crime Awareness Week ends”

Workshop for housing associations

By Tina Symington, BCP Community Safety Officer Following on from Prejudice Free Dorset’s No Place for Hate 2019 Conference, there was an action to hold an event for housing association staff. The request had come through from several sources, and housing associations, who had attended the event. The initial event was planned to be inContinue reading “Workshop for housing associations”

New working group to support BAME residents, visitors and staff

By Graham Farrant, Chief Executive at BCP Council The recent local, national and international protests have provoked a lot of discussion amongst BCP Council members and the leadership team of the Council, who are committed to addressing the diversity and equalities agenda of our Corporate Strategy and Delivery Plan.  An independent working group is nowContinue reading “New working group to support BAME residents, visitors and staff”

A positive view of ageing

By Susan Ward-Rice, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Dorset Council In both BCP and Dorset Council areas, the number of older people is above average. In the BCP area alone, there are over 85,000 people aged 65+, whilst in the rest of Dorset the figure is in excess of 107,000 – and those numbers areContinue reading “A positive view of ageing”