What is EDI?
Equality, diversity, and inclusion at work relates to how people from different backgrounds particularly those from minorities and marginalised groups experience their workplace, and how this affects their working and daily lives.
At Bolton Wanderers in the Community, we are proud to put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront of everything we do. We work hard to ensure that all our programmes remain as inclusive and accessible as possible, even with added social restrictions, allowing us to celebrate peoples’ differences. We show support annually for campaigns such as Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces, Show Racism the Red Card and Amnesty International’s Football Welcomes Refugees. We continue to work hard to be an inclusive organisation that is leading from the front to be a voice for people who struggle to be heard.
Projects within this area of work include an LGBT+ Youth provision, female sport engagement and leadership sessions, BAME-specific youth and football sessions and projects to support the community cohesion, uniting people from different cultures, backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities in a safe and welcoming environment.
LGBT+ Youth Club
Delivered in partnership with Bolton Council’s Play and Youth Service, this project offers young people aged 13-17 a safe and welcoming place to meet outside of school each week. The Club offers an opportunity for participants to meet other young people from across the borough who have similar experiences to themselves, and we regularly take part in projects and events. We have fantastic partnerships with Greater Manchester Police for community safety and Hate Crime training, as well as The Parallel (NHS) for any adolescent health and wellbeing needs. Our inclusion:
We focus aims to work with the most disadvantaged young people across the borough, working at the front line to offer support, development, and opportunities to people aged 8 – 25 from a cross-section of the borough and across a number of sessions.
For more information contact
Beth Warriner – EDI, cohesion and Social Inclusion – Bwarriner@bwitc.org.uk