The importance of promoting practice that champions diversity, equality and inclusion.
Throughout this online short course, you’ll look at your own experiences and case studies from employees and employers around the world to analyse the critical role language use, identity claims, and culture can play in interactions you may have with others in a range of professional settings.
The ‘Confident with difference’ resource supports you to consider how well diversity is embraced within your organisation and how you could improve.
Develop inclusive and compassionate leadership skills to ensure diversity and equality in the health and care industry.
Tuesday 19 September 2023 I 12:00 – 13:20 I Zoom
Tuesday 26 September 2023 I 12:00 – 13:20 I Zoom
This free workshop explores the benefits of recruiting a diverse workforce, what inclusive recruitment practice looks like and how to put this in to action, specifically regarding disabilities.
Please note this session is running twice to meet demand – you do not have to attend both.
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Everyone should have an equal opportunity to access high quality care and support to meet their individual needs and people should not be disadvantaged due to their background, culture or community.
Forefront is a new programme being supported by Skills for Care, aimed at those from minority ethnic backgrounds who work directly with people drawing on care and support.The 2 modules have been designed to support participants when dealing with specific challenges they face in the sector, while helping them to build confidence in improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations.
Harnessing specialist training and taking every opportunity to learn about the lived experiences of neurodivergent staff will help leaders overcome unhelpful preconceptions, says Lex Harvey-Bryn FInstLM.
New learning framework for knowledge, skills and values for working affirmatively with LGBTQ+ people in later life.
Would you like to contribute to a resource for care homes on LGBTQ+ inclusion in care?
If so, the CIRCLE project is looking for five care home staff (working in any role) who would be available for up to six two-hour long online meetings between October and March 2024.
The CIRCLE (Creating Inclusive Residential Care for LGBTQ+ Elders) project is led by Dr Jolie Keemink, a research fellow from the University of Kent.
She said: “We want to co-design a free resource with older LGBTQ+ people and care homes; something that provides easy, actionable steps to support care homes to think about LGBTQ+ inclusion in care and take some initial steps towards improvement.”
Care staff who take part will receive a ‘thank you’ Love2shop (or similar) voucher from the research team.
For more information or to express an interest in being part of the project, please email Jolie on [email protected]
Can you imagine growing up feeling uncomfortable in your own skin? Can you imagine not being accepted by family, friends and society because you don’t quite fit in with everyone’s stereotypes/ideals?
If you can imagine all that, then imagine what an impact you can make to someone by having more awareness of LBGTQIA+ and being able to understand the challenges people face on a daily basis. Imagine a world where you are accepted as you are – no judgement, no preconceptions – YOU can be part of the change.
By attending this course you will gain an in depth understanding of gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, and different terminologies. LGBTQIA+ and Transitioning Training isn’t just important in the workplace, or for the people you support at work, it is essential knowledge for everyone in order for us to live in an inclusive society where people are comfortable in their own skin.
Our team of professional trainers can either deliver our LGBTQIA+ and Transitioning Training face-to-face or online in a virtual classroom. Our online training sessions use Zoom video software and advanced online classroom technology to ensure that they are as engaging and interactive as our in-person sessions.
Could you or your care home team benefit from training on ‘self care and homely remedies’? This free online training is for care home staff who manage and administer medication.
The session will cover:
Participants will be given resources which can be adapted to suit the individual needs of their care home.
The training is being offered by the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) team.
It takes place on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 2:30pm, running from July through to December, and you don’t need to book in advance.
At least 1.5 million people in the UK identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, plus).
The research team has set up an online Community of Practice that will meet quarterly, open to care providers, care commissioners, LGBTQ+ people, and other relevant stakeholders to create a safe space to discuss and promote LGBTQ+ inclusion in care.
The first meeting is on 25 May from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Demonstrating equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace has many benefits to your organisation. People who are part of an equal and inclusive culture feel valued and empowered which supports in developing psychological safety. This in turn has a positive impact on workplace culture, helping to decrease sickness absence and improve retention rates and therefore improving organisational effectiveness.