Our work and continued commitment to driving greater inclusivity for older LGBT+ people living in our homes has been showcased at a key Shropshire event.

The Small Steps Big Difference conference was held on October 3, at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, by county organisation SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination).

The aim of the event was to bring together organisations and businesses across the area which have made a commitment to embrace a culture of inclusion.

We were delighted to have several members of the Coverage Care team among the delegates and very proud that a short video on the steps we have taken as an organisation to drive inclusivity was showcased as an example of good practice at the event.

Claire Childs, who is leading Coverage Care’s inclusivity campaign, said: “It was a great event showcasing some really positive examples of how organisations are working to achieve a more inclusive culture.

“At Coverage Care we are very proud of the steps we’re taking to ensure all residents, staff and visitors feel included and welcome within our homes and we are continually finding new ways to educate and raise awareness.

“We have a network of LGBT+ champions working across our homes who are at the forefront of driving awareness and it was fantastic to be able to celebrate their hard work and involvement at this key event.”

Earlier this year Coverage Care signed the SAND covenant and pledged to provide services which would help improve the lives and experiences of older LGBT+ individuals.

Being a covenantee has provided us with a framework for developing ongoing initiatives and you can watch the video here to find out more about what we have been doing: