Consultancy and Training

“Diverse Cymru is a specialist provider of equality and diversity consultancy and training courses”

Diverse Cymru delivers a wide range of equality and diversity consultancy and training – and will be continuing to run training digitally throughout lockdown.

All our courses and consultancy services are based on engagement with diverse citizens from all equality characteristics and working with service users.

Each consultancy or training session is bespoke and can be tailored for your own learning outcomes and priorities.

The range of services are illustrative, and provide only an example of Diverse Cymru’s service provision.

– Consultancy

We provide one-to-one consultancy on any aspect of reaching diverse communities; engaging and involving diverse people; building equality into policies and practice; building equality into projects and activities; Equality Impact Assessment; and related equality and diversity topics. We are still providing consultancy during lockdown – contact us for more information.

Our range of equality and diversity consultancy services include:

  • Involvement and engagement events
  • Equality audits
  • Building equality into your project or service
  • Equality Impact Assessment
  • Critical Friends
  • Presentations, lectures and seminars

Topics we have previously delivered include:

  • Social Model of Disability
  • Engaging diverse communities
  • Workforce diversity practice
  • Equality objectives and Strategic Equality Plans
  • Building equality into your services and projects
  • Diversity in practice in film and TV
  • Diversity in the arts sector
  • Equality and diversity in education
  • Direct payments policy and practice
  • Linking equality and well-being
  • Equality and the Well-being of Future Generations Act
  • Delivering effective Strategic Equality Plans
  • Equality Impact Assessments
  • Equality research and its uses

(For more information click here…)

– Training

Diverse Cymru employs experts in their fields to provide a range of bespoke, high quality training for your organisation.

The list of training sessions is provided for illustrative purposes and can be adapted to suit your requirements.

Topics we have previously trained organisations on:

  • Equality and Diversity Awareness
  • Cultural Diversity Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Equality Act 2010 – Law and Practice
  • Making Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled People in Employment
  • Disability equality awareness
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Equality Impact Assessments
  • Trans, gender identity and gender expression awareness
  • Sexual orientation awareness

(To find out more about our training offer, and to view the Learning Outcomes for each of the above training topics, click here…)

For further information or to book a course:

Email – Ele Hicks; 

Email – Info;

Telephone – 029 2036 8888 or 07826 516617;

Post – Ele Hicks, Diverse Cymru, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD.

Meet the Trainers:

Ele Hicks
Policy Manager

Ele has been leading, designing, developing and delivering tailored equalities and voluntary sector training, campaigns and policy for over 15 years.

She has delivered over 80 training sessions on equality-related issues and campaigns from mental health awareness, sexual orientation and gender identity awareness and disability equality to embedding intersectional issues in further and higher education.

She has been directly involved in developing the Specific Duties for Wales under the Equality Act 2010, with in-depth knowledge of the latest equalities legislation and a keen interest in equalities issues.

Samira Salter
BME Mental Health Manager

Samira has over 30 years of experience in engaging with culturally diverse communities, raising awareness of the barriers BME people face when accessing support and services from public and third sector organisations.
She offers practical guidance and advice to organisations such as South Wales Police and Sport Wales in engaging with BME communities and has been working with Welsh Gymnastics to give BME girls the opportunity to take up the sport.

Samira is a bilingual English/Arabic speaker and was a finalist for the 2015 Welsh Asian Women Achievement Awards (WAWAA) for Self-Development. She has a BA (hons) in Youth and Community Education and has worked extensively in the fields of mental health and health and social care.