LGBT+ History Festival 2022 is hosted by SAND, an organisation campaigning for LGBT+ rights in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. SAND stands for Safe Aging No Discrimination and as part of their campaign efforts, they have launched a project called ‘The Covenant’.
So far, Radfield Home Care is the only domiciliary care business in the region that has taken up the mantle and joined The Covenant. The Covenant encourages local businesses to sign up to 5 commitments and agree on an annual action plan for change.
Karen Corcoran, business development manager for Radfield Home Care Shrewsbury & Oswestry was asked to speak at the launch event, held at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust on April 1st. Roughly 80 people were in attendance, with the launch night being opened by Mayor of Shrewsbury, Julian Dean.
“I was proud to be asked to speak at the LGBT History Festival and work with an organisation that knows the importance of putting change in the context of what has gone before, to challenge discrimination, increase awareness and create communities that are safe and inclusive. It was a fabulous evening of informative speakers, thought provoking films and good wine and food.”
SAND will be delivering training to Care Professionals at Radfield Home Care as part of the 5 commitments. Karen added:
“We are proud to demonstrate our dedication to the LGBT+ community by empowering our Care Professionals to speak confidently to those who identify as LGBT+.”
Radfield Home Care’s own Be There movement is built on 3 principles that resonate closely with the SAND values.
BE YOU: we support people in defining, developing and living their own identities.
BE CONNECTED: we support people to enjoy and get the most out of the relationships that are important to them.
BE INSPIRED: we support people to achieve goals, both big and small, that matter to them.
Get in touch with your local Radfield Home Care office today and find out more about the support we offer and the difference we can make.