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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Season Review

Since coming out of lockdown it has been more important than ever to make everyone feel welcome and part of a community.  Duke Harrison-Hunter, PitC and PFC’s EDI Lead has been busy building relationships and bringing people together, so that everyone in our community feels part of something, not excluded from any activity and accepted for who they are.  Here is a shortlist of what has been achieved this season:

Inclusion forum

The forum was created in August 2021 which is attended by 10-16 representatives every 3 months, community leaders from diverse backgrounds come together to talk about how we can make Portsmouth more inclusive in everything we do at PITC and PFC.

Bluesability

This a disability social hub that works with users aged between 17-50 years old who have a wide range of social, emotional and education needs. The sessions offer a safe haven for the users to access a variety of sporting, craft and dance activities supported by their carers and PITC/PFC staff. We regularly have between 15-25 service attendees every week. [email protected]

Pompey Women

Despite the disruption experienced during the Covid restrictions, Duke has been involved in building a framework for supporting the Pompey Women pastoral care, mental health and wellbeing needs. Supported by Eric Coleborn (Chairman), Mick Mellows former player and Linvoy Primus (Ambassador), Debbie Smart has been appointed as the official chaplain.

Premier League Primary Stars

Delivered 27 anti-discrimination workshops in the local schools in the city. Currently engaging with the local independant Muslim faith school since September 2021, delivering P.E sessions plus PSHE and English activation. 33 schools have accessed PLPS delivery this academic year. [email protected]

Premier League Kicks/Street Strong Youth Project

Engaged with over 1150 young people aged 8-18 with over 25 hours of free activities every week across the city.

PitC Community Chef

Community Chef, Gavin Randall has engaged with 70+ adults and young people  at our inclusive community cooking sessions and engaged with 60+ young people at after school clubs.

Duke has also been involved in the creation of the Illuminated Voices video in collaboration with Portsmouth City Council for hate crime awareness month https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNnPSAPK948 and numerous match day activities and campaigns.

If you would like information about any of the above projects please contact: [email protected] or call the office on 02392 728899 during office hours.

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