UK income inequality is among the highest in the developed world. Evidence shows that this is bad for almost everyone, and exacerbates the impact of social inequalities. The Equality Trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality.
People in more equal societies live longer, have better mental and physical health and have better chances for a good education regardless of their background. Community life is stronger where the income gap is narrower, children do better at school and they are less likely to become teenage parents. When inequality is reduced people trust each other more, there is less violence and rates of imprisonment are lower.
If we want to build a better society, it is essential we take action. The Equality Trust is working with others to build a social movement for change. We analyse and disseminate the latest research, promote robust evidence-based arguments and support a dynamic network of campaign groups across the country. We also run several projects that aim to reduce inequality, including working with young people in schools and youth clubs, campaigning against the privatisation of development aid, and building a coalition for action on the disproportionate pay ratios we see in FTSE100 companies.
Please contact Jo Wittams on 020 3637 0324 for more information.
Mermaids UK is the only UK-wide charity working to support transgender or gender non-conforming children, young people, and their families. Their goal is to create a world where gender-diverse children and young people can be themselves and thrive. Mermaids promotes education and awareness, and offers information, support, friendship, and shared experiences to those in need.
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity set up in 1986 to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Its three main aims are to raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and campaigning to improve mental health services; to promote and host research into the causes and more effective treatments for mental illness at its flagship Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research; and to provide guidance and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers through its helpline, SANEline, TextCare and other services.
For more information, please visit www.SANE.org.uk. SANEline is available from 4.30 – 10.30pm every day of the year on 0300 304 7000
Shine provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff. Shine enables people to get the best of life.
Today, Shine is a community of 75,000 individuals, families, friends, and professionals, sharing achievements, challenges and information on living with hydrocephalus, or spina bifida, and related issues. Working together throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we strive to overcome challenges and achieve the best for you and your family.
Our vision is to create a society that meets the needs, values the contribution and celebrates the lives of people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Our aim is to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus, and associated conditions.
- Promote the empowerment and participation of people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and associated conditions
- Value and respect all the different people with whom we work
- Challenge the ways in which society disables our members
- Work to achieve excellence
- Welcome challenge and review
- Use resources ethically, thoughtfully and responsibly
For more information visit www.shinecharity.org.uk
Call 01733 555988
Email [email protected]
Working Families is the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We help working parents and carers—and their employers—find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.
We provide free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work. We give employers the tools they need to support their employees while creating a flexible, high-performing workforce. And we advocate on behalf of the UK’s 13 million working parents, influencing policy through campaigns informed by ground-breaking research.