Our vibrant LGBT+ Network launched in May 2017 and, endorsed by the Trust Board, plays an important role within the Trust with three key functions:
- To provide a forum for staff to talk about issues that specifically affect them, providing advice and guidance to anyone approachng the network seeking help
- To raise awareness of equality in the workplace; hosting diversity events and being subject matter experts for all changes to or new services proposed by the Trust in terms of LGBT inclusion
- To provide an element of scrutiny when required to consider reports on monitoring data
Co-Chaired by Sharon Melville and Mick Stupples, Dr Peter Maskell, Medical Director is the Network’s Executive Sponsor. Jo Hand, Sharon and Mick are out gay people who want others to reach out to them for support should they need it.
Anyone can join the Network and participate as much or as little as you can – come to meetings, attend events, join the WhatsApp group or join our confidential mailing list. Get in contact by dropping us an email : firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Sharon, Mick or Peter direct.