Diverse Cymru

Dementia Care for People from BME Communities – Research Project

Diverse Cymru is leading on a project whichwill undertake research into dementia care for people from BME communities in Wales. They will contact the 7 Local Health Boards to establish current users of services, identifying gaps in support for BME communities.

Research will include third sector provision from organisations currently providing services to older people with dementia including Age Concern; Dementia UK; Alzheimer’s Society  as well as other BME-led third sector service providers working in the area and good practice in Wales and from other parts of the UK. Research will consider services and support available to people with dementia and their carers.

If you would like to get involved in this research, (especially BME people and people who work with diverse communities) please contact Suzanne Duval – BME Mental Health Manager [email protected]




Wales International Documentary Festival 2018

Diverse Cymru at the Wales International Documentary Festival 2018

Blackwood Miners’ Institute 1pm – 4pm, Thursday 19th April.

Diverse Cymru are pleased to announce that we will be part of this year’s Wales International Documentary Festival.

As part of our contribution to the festival, we will give individuals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to meet organisations from within the creative industries, and provide advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its employment and training opportunities.

This will include information on the new Diverse Cymru Film and TV Bursary*, supported by Creative Skillset. This bursary will offer small amounts of funding, support and mentoring in Wales for people from diverse groups who already have some experience in the industry, and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

During the afternoon there will be opportunities to mingle and get information on current opportunities available within film and TV in Wales. There will also be advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its opportunities. 

Please note that we will now NOT be showing the ‘My Wales’ Film as planned, this will be at a later date.

This is a free event and we would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance by email to [email protected] or call 029 2036 8888

For more information on the festival and for tickets, please visit: http://www.widf.info/

*The Diverse Cymru Film & TV Bursary supported by Creative Skillset will offer small amounts of funding, support and mentoring in Wales for people from diverse groups who already have some experience in film or television, and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Individuals with experience in the industry will be invited to apply for funding support that will enable them to train and further develop their skills.

Funding can be used by successful applicants to fund or part-fund a short training course, may be used by individuals to access training opportunities and can be utilised by people to overcome travel or other barriers to opportunities.

In addition to providing funding in support of training opportunities, people will be given career advice and support from within the industry including invitations to industry events and networking opportunities, updates on free training available and job and other career opportunities. 

Note : This is an additional fund for Wales running alongside Creative Skillset’s high-end TV  bursary fund which supports individuals working in the industry as freelancers to help them progress within high-end drama.

Wales International Documentary Festival

Blackwood Miners Institute 18th – 20th April 2018

Wales International Documentary Festival invites you to watch the best documentary films of the year. The programme from 18th to 20th April includes masterclasses and networking events with industry experts and takes places in Blackwood. There’s an exciting line up of films from all over the world in this year’s festival and events, parties and gigs to complement the screenings. This includes a preview screening of Welsh feature, “My Grandfather The Spy” and landmark historical documentary “The Dragon Has Two Tongues” with Q&A with director Colin Thomas.

On Thursday the 19th April, Diverse Cymru will be pre-viewing our Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioned film ‘My Wales’ with a Q&A to discuss the film’s production and content and an African drumming workshop.

As part of our contribution to the festival, we will also provide individuals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to meet organisations from within the creative industries, and provide advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its employment and training opportunities. This will include information on Diverse Cymru’s new Creative Skillset HETV Levy Bursary Scheme.

Diverse Cymru was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Wales to create a series of films that highlight the issues and promote the positive stories of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales.

Created by filmmaker Tara Wyllie, ‘My Wales: Stories of Sanctuary’ is a journey through towns and cities across Wales, meeting the men and women, young and old, who arrived in this green and pleasant land, through seeking asylum in the UK. People from Syria, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uganda, Eritrea, Iran and Albania tell their own bitter sweet stories of resilience, trust and hope. From football to poetry, mountains to music, we learn what life is like living in Wales and what Welsh life means to these story tellers. We experience with them, their everyday lives as they learn a new language, the ups and downs of family life in a new country, making new friends and making opportunities for themselves and their loved ones. Above all, the film is about keeping hope and aspiration alive after a life of persecution and uncertainty, whilst still facing challenging times and an uncertain future.

What to expect on the day: Thursday 19th April.

12.45 – 13.00  A welcome from Diverse Cymru

13.00 – 13.45 African drumming workshop led by Severin, a refugee featured in the film.

14.00 – 14.35  ‘My Wales: Stories of Sanctuary’ Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales, in their own words.

14.35 – 15.15  Discussion session with film makers and participants. How the film was made; engaging and involving ‘hard to reach’ communities in the process.

15.15 – 16.00  “Paths into the industry” How to get a foot in the door and why.

16.00 – 16.30  Launch of Diverse Cymru Creative Skillset HETV  Levy Bursary Scheme

Throughout the day there will be opportunities to mingle and get information on the current opportunities available within film and TV in Wales. There will also be advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its opportunities. 

This is a free event and we would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance (and numbers) in a short e-mail to [email protected] as space in the cinema is limited.

For more information on the festival and for tickets, please visit: http://www.widf.info/

Have your say on equality resources for the third sector

What’s the project about?

Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Diverse Cymru have been commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Wales to develop a series of resources on equality duties in Wales for third sector organisations. These resources are about helping Welsh third sector organisations understand and use equality law in Wales.

What are the equality resources?

We’ll be developing information, letters, flyers and posters aimed at helping third sector organisations understand and use the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and the specific duties in Wales to challenge discrimination and drive change.

Topics we’ll be covering include:

  • Setting, publishing and reviewing equality objectives
  • Strategic Equality Plans
  • Equality Impact Assessments
  • Engagement with people from protected groups
  • Training for staff in public sector organisations
  • Links between equality law/duties and the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Who should get involved?

We want to make sure the resources we develop work well for all third sector organisations in Wales. This includes national charities, local charities anywhere in Wales, social enterprises, associations, mutuals and co-operatives, self-help groups and community groups.

The resources are aimed at improving your knowledge of the equality duties in Wales and providing you with tools you can use to challenge public sector organisations and improve equality in Wales.

We want to hear from all third sector organisations, not just groups that work on equality issues or with particular communities. It is important these resources can be used by third sector organisations that don’t focus on equality.

Get involved in any of the following ways:

First thoughts

Before we start we want your thoughts on what would help you understand and use equality laws and duties and possible resources.

You can let us know your thoughts by:

  • Completing our two minute online survey: 


Please respond by Monday 26th February.

Attending one of our Focus Groups

We will be running three focus groups, which are free to attend.
These sessions will include an introduction to the specific equality duties for Wales, to ensure that participants are aware of the duties that resources focus on.

You’ll then get an opportunity to:

  • Discuss what you want to know about the equality duties and how to use them
  • Discuss what letters and resources would be useful for you and other third sector organisations
  • Look at the draft briefings, template letters, posters, and leaflets and feedback on their content and wording
  • Let us know what other kinds of resources would be useful

Tea and coffee will be provided at all events. All venues are accessible and first floor venues have lifts and accessible facilities. Please let us know if you have any access requirements when you register. Please also let us know if travel or other costs are a barrier to you attending.
Thursday 1st March 2018 in Cardiff.

Registration 9:45 am. Focus group: 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Culture & Media Centre @ Loudoun, Plas Iona, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5HW
Friday 2nd March 2018 in Carmarthen.
Registration 9:45 am. Focus group 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS), The Mount, 18 Queen Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT.
Thursday 8th March in Colwyn Bay.
Registration 12:45 pm. Focus group 1 pm – 4 pm
Venue: Station Court meeting rooms, above Porters Coffee Shop, 41-43 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BP.
Reviewing the draft resources
If you want to look at the draft information, letters, leaflets and posters, but can’t attend one of the focus groups, there are a number of ways you can do this:

  • We can email you the drafts for your comments
  • We can post you drafts if you’re not online
  • You can phone us to provide feedback

For more information, or to book a place on a focus group, please contact C3SC:
Telephone: 029 2048 5722
Email: [email protected]

Diverse Cymru

Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project

People living in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff will have the chance to find out how they can influence their local council and health services at the launch of the exciting new “Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project”, on Monday 20 November 2017 in the Vale of Glamorgan and Friday 24thNovember 2017 in Cardiff.
These free events, organised by equality charity Diverse Cymru will be held in the Corporate Suite, Vale of Glamorgan Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU, from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm on Monday 20thNovember and Taff Housing Conference, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD, from 1pm – 3 pm on Friday 24th November.
At these launches people will be able to find out about the new “Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project” and how they can be involved.
Ele Hicks, Policy Manager at Diverse Cymru said “We very much hope that people will come along to our event and find out about our new project. Through the project people will learn how government works, what the Well-being of Future Generations Act is and how they can influence the public sector. We are aiming to bring together people from diverse backgrounds and connect them with local councils, Welsh Government and the local health board so people and organisations can work together to improve services. Ordinary people have a wealth of experience and knowledge that are valuable to government and public sector organisations and this project is a means of working together to build on this.

Everyone is welcome to attend the launch, particularly people from diverse backgrounds as they are under-represented in government.”
No special knowledge or experience is needed by those attending the launch or to become involved with the project. Light refreshments are provided and expenses can be reimbursed for travel, access and replacement care costs – including child care.
To book a place at the launch, or to find out more, call Shelagh Maher on 029 2036 8888 ext 255, or email [email protected].

For further details please read more here

Diverse Cymru

Finance Manager

Salary: £28,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Closing date: Friday 5th May 5pm

We are looking for a Finance Manager to ensure the effective day-to-day recording and managing of Diverse Cymru’s financial transactions.

If you are interested in applying for this position please visit: diversecymru.org.uk/financemanager

Diverse Cymru, 307 -315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 IJD

Diverse Cymru

Trustees Required

It is an exciting time to join the Board as Diverse Cymru continues to grow in stature and reputation across Wales.

For further information please contact: William J.Smale, Chief Operating Officer on 029 2036 8888 ext.227 or Jyoti Preet-Ryatt, HR Manager on 029 2036 8888 ext.237

Please apply in writing with a summary of your interests, previous work experience (paid or as a volunteer or trustee) and include a CV or a resume if you have one to [email protected] or by post to the HR Team, Diverse Cymru, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 1JD.

Closing Date: 18th May 2017 5pm

For further details please visit diversecymru.org.uk/trustee/   

Diverse Cymru

Rewriting the Script

diversecymru_colour1Join Diverse Cymru for engagement events with production companies, casting agencies, education providers, funders, diverse community organisations, and diverse talent to discuss changing working practises in film and TV to reflect the diverse talent in Wales.

Diverse Cymru have been funded by the Welsh Government Creative Industries sector team to carry out research into the barriers to diverse communities in the film and TV industries in Wales and solutions to address these barriers.

Join us one of our regional engagement events to:

  • Hear about what organisations are currently doing to improve diversity in film and TV
  • Hear individuals talk about their experiences working in – or getting into – the film and TV industries
  • Discuss the recommendations and how we can make diversity a reality by working together

We will be holding events at locations across Wales

  • Cardiff – Tuesday 18th October, 2pm to 5pm – University of South Wales (ATRiuM Building), 86-88 Adam St, Cardiff, CF24 2FN
  • Colwyn Bay – Thursday 20th October, 1pm to 4:30pm – TAPE Community Music and Film, Berthes Road, Old Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 9SD
  • Carmarthen –  Friday 21st October, 1pm to 4:30pm – Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services, The Mount Centre, 18 Queen St, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT

Refreshments will be provided. Travel and access costs can be reimbursed if required.

To register for one of the events please email: [email protected] or call Hannah Mason on 029 2036 8888

Radio Cardiff

Radio Cardiff logoDon’t forget Radio Cardiff are on every Tuesday 13:30-15:00  and you can tune in:

You can watch and listen live or catch up on previous shows here. Includes interviews with the Cwtch Network, Cardiff & Vale College, Theatre Versus Oppression and our first musical guest 15 year old Sizwe Chitiyo.

If you work or offer services in Cardiff and would like to promote your organisation, no matter how big or small, please get in touch. It’s a friendly, informal chat and a great way to get your message out. We’ll even record it and send you a copy for your own website!

Follow us for show news and updates @DiverseCardiff

Diverse Cymru – promoting equality for all