Why we need a LGBT+ staff support network

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The network enables LGBT+ staff to come together to share information, support and, by signalling a LGBT+ presence within EEAST, ensures we maintain a comfortable and fully inclusive environment in which we can each reach our full potential without fear of discrimination. 

The LGBT+ network can:

  • Provide a forum for networking and a means of peer support between LGBT+ staff
  • offer the opportunity for colleagues from all areas of EEAST to inform and collaborate on LGBT+ action
  • communicate information and updates to colleagues interested in LGBT+ matters
  • offer a range of training and development opportunities
  • liaise with other groups and networks, e.g., UNISON, Transpire
  • provide information, confidential support and advice on sexual orientation or gender identity issues in response to queries from all colleagues.

The network works in partnership with management and staff to create an inclusive and diverse working environment that encourages a culture of respect and equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

We encourage and welcome suggestions for future network dates and would value your input to help shape the future of the group. We warmly welcome all LGBT+ colleagues to the network.

For full details on joining the network, you can ask to be on the EEAST LGBT+ Network FaceBook page or email Benjamin.mudd@eastamb.nhs.uk .

Published 5th July 2018

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