UK National LGBT Survey

The UK Government Equalities Office has launched an online national LGBT survey. The anonymous survey is quick to complete – takes no more than 15 minutes and is for people who are: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex, or have a minority sexual orientation or gender identity 16 years old or over living in the… Read More

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Bulletin

The latest Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Bulletin has been published by the team. It is a bi-monthly publication which covers a range of equality issues to enable staff, patients and community services to deliver human rights focussed healthcare. In this issue we look at mental health in the workplace and communication support services for patients.… Read More

Learning Disability Week 19th to 25th June #LDWeek17

Employment is the focus of this year’s Learning Disability Week. Different organisations will raise awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability. Our organisation, BSUH NHS Trust has structures in place to enable people with learning disabilities to receive the right support to access and stay in work. It is well-known that… Read More

“Big Health Conversation” – Brighton & Hove UK, 4 July 2017

On the 4th of July 2017 Brighton and Hove NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Brighton & Hove City Council  (Adult Social Care), Brighton and Hove Healthwatch and Community Works will launch the ‘Big Health Conversation’. The event provides the public with an opportunity to discuss what matters to us in health and social care, and to… Read More

“Through the rainbow lens” – Mental health and the LGBTQ+ community

In 2016 members of the LGBT+ community at King’s College London came together with film makers, researchers and service providers to explore mental health issues that affect the LGBT+ community and break down stigma. “Through the Rainbow Lens” is the result of their work. The film explores a range of mental health issues faced by… Read More

Identity and respect

Our individual identity determines how we see ourselves, how others perceive us and how socio-cultural-economic-political institutions and structures define us. Identity is our core and is how we see ourselves. The majority of us have aspects of our identity which change and are fluid and intersect*. For example, our view of ourselves change with age,… Read More

Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010

In brief The reasonable adjustments duty under the Equality Act 2010 is to avoid the disadvantage which a disabled person experiences because of their disability. For example, being unable to access a workplace because the building only has stairs and no ramps. Making reasonable adjustments are usually straight forward although people tend to still get… Read More