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Lights, Camera, Action – animation is launched

Would you exclude me?  This creative and reflective animation takes you on a journey of why the project Breaking Down Barriers (BDB) exists and why this collaborative work is vitally important. Addressing health inequalities is at the centre of what BDB do: finding...

Diverse Discoveries and Inclusive Insights Conference

Breaking Down Barriers Virtual Conference  Championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 30th June 2021  Click HERE to download the recording and see the slides from the day Come together with like minded professionals who have a passion to ensure no one is...

Your ABC of LGBT

The small charities coalition have arranged a LGBT session about how our language makes a difference. Tuesday 2nd February 2021 from 15:00 - 16:00 This short session will explore some of the more common terms used in relation to discussions with and about LGBT...

Let’s Talk Diversity

We are excited to announce the next stage of our project called ‘Let’s Talk Diversity.’ The films have been launched!! Check them out on our campaign page  At Breaking Down Barriers (BDB) we are always looking for new ways to develop our knowledge and understanding...

Fact or Fiction? You need to know…

During this Covid-19 pandemic, we are all bombarded with so much news, how do we know what is fact or fiction? It is important that we listen to the facts, so we can make informed choices for ourselves and our loved ones. One area of concern has been about the...

Get on Board!

Breaking Down Barriers is a network of patient organisations, support groups and community networks working together to develop supportive and inclusive services for individuals and families affected by genetic conditions. Addressing health inequalities is at the...

Join the BDB Network!

The Breaking Down Barriers project is going from strength to strength, now working with over 40 organisations across the UK. We would now like to offer our services to more organisations and individuals, who would like to make a difference and improve the engagement...

Genome UK: the future of healthcare

National Genomic Healthcare Strategy published The Government has launched the new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy - "Genome UK: the future of healthcare"  which sets out how the genomics community will come together to harness the latest advances in genetic and...

Patient Insight Series

Check out this fantastic video from one of our members Metabolic Support UK. This video is part of their Patient Insight Breaking Down Barriers Series, which explores the impact that a rare disorder can have on patients and families from the BAME community. In this...

UK Strategy for Rare Diseases 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has published its latest update to its Rare Disease Strategy implementation plan. This is the second iteration of this document, following the previous progress report that was published in February 2019. The document reviews...

Rare Disease Day

On the last day of February every year the rare disease community comes together to raise awareness of rare diseases and their impact. The key message this year is that: Rare is many worldwide. Rare is strong every day. Rare is proud everywhere.  You can find out what...

Jnetics Screening Day

Asya Choudry, BDB's Community Engagement Manager has joined Jnetics for their screening event at JCoSS, Jewish Community Secondary School. This event is taking place as part of the GENEius programme, a comprehensive education and screening initiative targeting young...