14 October 2019 - 1:34pm
Guest blog by Andrew Towers, LGBT Action Development Worker, Hart Gables
Last month I was on a bus on Stockton High Street. We were parked at a bus stop. I shouldn’t judge on appearances but the two people who were sitting right in front of me looked like a respectable young couple. They were smartly dressed and soft-spoken. They were laughing between themselves, looking at the woman’s mobile phone. Then they lifted the phone and took a picture through the bus window.
14 October 2019 - 1:27pm
Guest blog by Sara Mirsalehi, Operational Manager- Linx
12th-16th October is marked as a week of raising awareness of Hate Crime.
Is this enough? Do we as services only deal with Hate crime incidents during this week? You, of course know the answer yourself.
8 January 2019 - 2:27pm
If you’ve been on any leadership training in the last few years or love a good TED talk you may be aware of the following video:
26 April 2018 - 10:42am
I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother… and, for the last 18 months, CEO of an organisation called A Way Out – a charity now celebrating 16 years of supporting vulnerable women, families and young people in Stockton.
Like so many women, life can sometimes feel like a circus - a whirling carousel incorporating the ups and downs of operating under each of these multiple identities. There are plates to spin and hoops to jump through in order to keep everything going!
13 July 2017 - 10:40am
I was somewhat surprised to receive an email from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) a couple of weeks ago inviting me to join the 24th UK Human Rights dialogue in Beijing. The theme for this year is women’s rights, and as China is in the process of implementing a new ‘Anti-Domestic Violence’ Law, the UK Government were seeking a best practice example of service delivery to share - and came to Middlesbrough to find it.