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Making a big noise about Menopause

It has been an interesting year for so many reasons, not least the need for us all to navigate a ‘new normal’ brought about by the presence of Covid 19 and the associated restrictions and distress that comes with it. …

My Black History Month memories, heroes, gratitude and the art of paying it forwards

Black History Month (BHM) to me signifies a time of celebrations. Celebrations of the efforts of our heroes past and present, of their efforts expended in driving inclusivity and improving our lived experiences and most importantly it signifies how far …

Leadership in Action: supporting our personal professional development

Mid-year review in the Civil Service is a great time to reflect on our own professional development, and for those in our teams. How people do this is very personal, for example, how we like to revise for exams, take …

The prisons that transform offenders’ lives and job prospects

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External shot of The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton which used to be the Governor's house dating back to 1811.

The Clink training restaurant opened its doors at HMP High Down 10 years ago, the first ever restaurant to open to the public within the walls of a working prison. Since then, The Clink has taught culinary skills to more …

Making space: Why sponsorship matters

Black History Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the rich, expansive culture, accomplishments and contributions of African and Caribbean men and women in British society. Earlier this year, the death of an African American man - George Floyd - sparked …

Breaking Down the Taboos: Lifting the Lid off Cancer in BAME Communities

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Despite the equal access to the National Health Service, there are more inequalities in cancer morbidity and mortality amongst black women compared to women of other racial and ethnic backgrounds, particularly white women. Below, Zahida Ramzan-Asghar, Senior Lawyer at Government …

‘Personal Still …’ - What Black History Month 2020 means to me

‘Working in a highly fast paced environment .… potentially heated interactions in near vicinity .… having to have your wits around you to adapt to constantly changing priorities, issues and risks …. having coping strategies to avoid getting burned out …