LGBTQ+ History Month – GoodOaks Homecare proud of our diversity and inclusivity
This month (Feb) is LGBTQ+ History Month – a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and history, the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is also a time to celebrate diversity and inclusivity within the workforce and recognise how far the LGBTQ+ civil rights have come, but also, how far they still have to go and how we can all play our part in creating a more accepting and kinder community and society.
At GoodOaks we believe that celebrating each other is important, as is having a diverse, accepting and caring team, dedicated to upholding and boosting LGBTQ+ voices and experiences. This is important for creating the best possible team experience for our carers and for our clients in the LGBTQ+ community.
Co-founder of GoodOaks Homecare, Ben Ashton said: “Our diversity is one of our core strengths, and the LGBTQ+ community is represented at every level of our organisation. We provide equality and diversity training as part of our inductions, and take inclusion extremely seriously, with clear and robust policies to support this. We are passionate about enabling both our colleagues and clients to live their lives freely and authentically.”
As part of GoodOaks Homecare training carers do specific diversity training to make sure they can best support each other and our LGBTQ+ clients. As part of training all carers have training in the Equality Act 2010 and related Acts. This is important because we pride ourselves on providing person-centred care – this means working with our clients, their family and other care providers (like GPs) to create the best possible care environment, where clients feel the most comfortable and can live their lives as their most authentic selves.
For our LGBTQ+ carers it is important that they know that we are committed to equality and diversity and so feel empowered to also be themselves. It is also important for our LGBTQ+ carers to know that in the incredibly rare chance that a discrimination event took place, that the company takes all such matters seriously and would act fast in these matters.
For more information either about how GoodOaks Homecare can look after you or your loved one, please feel free to get in touch for a free consultation about the care we could provide. You can find our contact details online here: goodoakshomecare.co.uk/contact-us. If you are interested in joining our team as a carer and finding out more about our inclusive and supportive team structure and training, please click here: careers.goodoakshomecare.co.uk