Head of Organisational Development
Our Rainbow Network provides a safe and confidential space in which issues of relevance to LGBT people can be discussed openly and within a confidential environment.
They represent the views of LGBT staff and advocate for LGBT patients/ service users within CLCH.
Most importantly, the members work with CLCH to eliminate discrimination and inequality particularly on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity for our patients.
To improve access and experience for LGBT patients the network supports the public health messages in LGBT communities and improves service delivery and engagement.
The network now has a core membership of 30 members. The key achievements include:
We raise awareness amongst our health professionals of the health inequalities and health outcomes facing lesbian and bi-sexual women as well as gay and bi-sexual men.
Using the Stonewall research (available below via the links below) we explain why ensuring equality for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual patients is so important.
Prescription for Change 2008 (PDF)
Gay and Bisexual Men's Health Survey 2013 (PDF)
We are part of the Diversity Champions Programme, run by Stonewall, the UK's leading gay rights organisation.
This is to continue our positive equality work for all employees and patients by becoming Diversity Champions.
The Stonewall Diversity Champions are actively working to create working environments that are free from fear, free from discrimination and where staff can be valued as individuals.
The National Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is a benchmarking tool introduced by NHS England to assess annually the progress of race equality within NHS organisations, following an initial evidence baseline gathered in 2015. It is designed to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff when compared with white staff, by analyzing quantitative and qualitative data against nine indicators, with a view to closing the gap between the experience of BAME and white staff over time through an action plan.
Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) NHS Trust has been publishing its results annually since 2015. The WRES Action Plan 2018-19 is aimed at addressing the findings of the report and was developed by the WRES Taskforce. For more information on the report and action plan, please contact: email@example.com.
The full report can be downloaded and read here (2018).
Stonewall exists to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, know they're not alone. They partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better.
London Friend provides support services for LGBT people including counselling, social and support groups, drug and alcohol support service and telephone advice.
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBT young homeless people. Tel. 020 7831 6562.
Galop gives advice and support to LGBT people who have experienced bi phobia, homophobia, trans phobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Helpline: 020 7704 2040.
Opening Doors London supports older LGBT people to provide social opportunities. Tel: 020 7239 0446.