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, structures and histories define and reflect us. Identity is our core. 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, with grief, with… 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

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia May 17th

The first International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) was held on May 17th in 2005. The day was established in recognition of the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. IDAHOBIT is celebrated in over 120 countries around the world. Why is it important… Read More

Carers

It is estimated that there are 6.5 million carers in the UK, 3 million of whom are also employed in the workplace. Research suggests that estimates of the number of adults and children with caring responsibilities is too low. In addition many carers live in poverty with little if any support. Carers and legislation Significant… Read More

Annual Brighton Trans and Non-Binary Conference 2017

Bookings are now being taken for the annual Brighton trans and non-binary conference. The event is open to trans and non-binary people; researchers; people from the public, community and voluntary sector, and those who want to know more about trans lives and trans issues. Jack Monroe is a confirmed keynote speaker. The aim of the… Read More