Campaigns & Projects Leeds D&I Group, HM Revenue & Customs
Campaign and Projects, Leeds, is a new office of over 400 people from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Diversity & Inclusion Group was formed by 11 volunteers who aim to ensure that staff recognise everyone’s individuality, with different values, skills and ways of thinking. They promote the benefits these differences bring to HMRC, and raise awareness of a range of topics; in the last year, the group has delivered over 30 awareness campaigns. Their ‘Time to Talk Day’ events promoted better understanding of mental health, and for Inclusion Week, the group organised engagement workshops such as exploring identities and ‘speed-inclusion’. Recognising the potential wellbeing impact of working from home due to COVID-19, the group developed online weekly group tasks to promote inclusion, bring teams together and combat feelings of isolation.