Young Women's Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty. They support young women through participation and advocacy, campaigns and coaching.
As YWT support women from a wide range of background and experiences, they wanted to ensure that all the team were aware of equality, diversity and inclusion issues and this was important to the roles they carried out. YWT must ensure they meet the needs of the diverse needs of women they work with and that they are able to effectively put the most important support in place. In addition to ensuring their campaigns carried out were inclusive.
Diverse Matters were commissioned to develop and deliver tailored training to equip the team with knowledge, skills and awareness to ensure they could carry out their role effectively and enhance current practice. Training included how the Equality Act was relevant to the services it provided, how diversity and inclusion should be embedded in all practices and working with diverse teams.