Your chance to get involved in Inclusion Week

Inclusion Week runs from 26 September until 2 October and there will be plenty going on in and around Leeds.

On Tuesday 27th September, Leeds City Council is hosting ‘Innovation through diversity’, a conference to better understand and explore opportunities of being a more culturally diverse city.

From 1 -4.30pm at Leeds Civic Hall, speakers will include Sharon Watson, Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre & Independent Chair of  Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture bid, Cllr Alison Lowe, Shaid Mahmood and James Rogers of Leeds City Council and Adie Platts from AJP Technologies.  They will all share examples of innovation through diversity gained from organisations and communities in which they live and work.

You will also hear real life experiences from our Living Library whose stories will touch on different aspects of diversity and inclusion in Leeds.

The Civic Hall is fully accessible. If you have any queries or requirements to help you fully participate please contact Paul Leahy 0113 3784380 or Emma McGrath 07712216418

You can book a place on Eventbrite at this link

During and following Inclusion Week there will be other events in and around the city promoting discussion around various inclusion and diversity themes. The week’s agenda is being added to as you read and events so far are listed below with booking instructions.

Monday 26 September

Women’s Voices: Shaping Your Network
10am – 12noon Enterprise House, 12 St Paul’s Street, Leeds  LS1 2LE

Leeds City Council’s Women’s Staff Network is holding an open workshop to find out what women across the city are doing to build stronger networks and improve their voice and influence where they live and work.   This is an event to share ideas on how staff networks might support each other and the development of women’s networks in communities and workplaces across Leeds.
Booking and further information via Eventbrite

Men’s Health : The Leeds story
10 – 11am Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

British men are paying the price for neglecting their health: more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely.

Come and listen to Alan White, Professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University addressing some of the themes coming out of work between the Centre for Men’s Health at the university and Leeds City Council examining the state of men’s health in Leeds.

If you are a manager/supervisor responsible for predominately male employees, this is the event for you.

Booking and further information via Eventbrite

Wednesday 28 September

What can you see? visual impairment workshop,
10am-12noon, Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
Booking via Eventbrite

“Listen up – hearing loss in the workplace!”  hearing impairment workshop
1-3pm, Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
Booking via Eventbrite

“Safeguarding: Getting it right for schools in modern Britain”
The Prevent Duty, SMSC, British Values and Pupil Voice conference
9.30am – 3.30pm, Banquet Hall, Leeds Civic Hall

An inspirational day for schools on current issues and opportunities, with input from national speakers (OFSTED, DfE), organisations (Foundation for Peace, Peace Museum) and schools.

Aimed at head teachers, governors and subject leaders

Six reasons to attend:

  1. Hear from leading experts on topics such as the safeguarding children and young people from risks of radicalisation and the importance of a positive school ethos
  2. Discover innovative strategies to explore themes relating to the choices people make in times of conflict.
  3. Network with peers and build your professional network
  4. Take away ideas and strategies for better preparing pupils for life in modern Britain
  5. Lead the way back at school by sharing learning from the day to help develop whole-school strategies to the Prevent Duty, SMSC, British Values and Pupil Voice
  6. Gain reassurance that you are not on your own with the current challenges

To find out more about the conference, and to book your place, please click this link:

Thursday 29 September

Which of the voices in my head should I listen to?
10.30 -11.30am, Circle room, St George’s House, 40 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL Booking via Eventbrite

Inclusive Armley Workshop
11:30am to 1pm, Stocks Hill Hub, Chapel Lane Armley, LS12 2DJ
Come join Touchstone CDS & share your concerns, views, aspirations, and ideas for safe and inclusive Armley!
For more Information contact: Touchstone CDS on 0113 248 4880 or email:

Monday 3 October

‘Doing Things Differently’
9.30am – 13.00pm Banqueting Suite, Leeds Civic Hall

An event where public, third and academic sector partners can share their challenges and expectations of each other and explore where and how they can do more together differently to meet our thriving, inclusive and compassionate city aspirations.

This is a joint event between the Leeds Third Sector Partnership and LeedsACTS! (Academic Collaboration with the Third Sector)

More information and booking at Eventbrite

Wednesday 5 October

Kit 4 Kidz 2 Adultz – free exhibition of assistive technology for disabled children and adults hosted by William Merritt Disabled Living Centre
10am-3pm, Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds LS11 0ES

A number of companies will be demonstrating a wide range of assistive technology including: Beds, Seating, Driving Adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, Accessible Gaming, Walking Aids, Bathing and Tricycles.

Charities will be offering advice and guidance and there will be a driver assessment area.

For more details, please visit

New events will be added to this page as they come available so please keep coming back.

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