Launch of the Diversity Exchange

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 LIFE Centre Events Wapping Road Bradford BD3 0EQ

Our people make our place interesting, diverse and exciting. We don't shy away from difference, instead we’re proactively moving towards it - not just tolerating it but making it a strength.

‘Even if we don't like it, we still deal with the harder issues rather than ignoring them.’ Anonymous, Leading the Way in equality, diversity and inclusion survey 2022.

Our partners across Bradford district and Craven that make up the Wellbeing Board; Bradford Council, Bradford district and Craven Health and Care Partnership, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, University of Bradford, our VCS and private sector partners are coming together to launch the Diversity Exchange. The Exchange is the umbrella name for our place based approach to equity, diversity and belonging.

The Diversity Exchange is our one stop shop platform for all things related to; equity, diversity, belonging, social connections and trust. It is open to all organisations from social enterprises, grass root groups to large statutory organisations.

The Exchange is designed to be a ‘meeting space’ or a ‘point’ in which we can cross boundaries, hear diverse perspectives and come together to collaborate in the spirit of ‘acting as one’. The Exchange is designed to up skill, build expertise, confidence, share learning and best practice from the work we all do, build understanding and awareness of our place and population, and host initiatives outlined in our 10 point plan; from diversifying our governance, workforce and leadership representation to tackling inequalities for women and girls.