The Trust aims to work in partnership with the LGBT+ network to create a safe, inclusive and diverse working environment that encourages respect and equality for all.
Membership is open to all Trust employees including students and volunteers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or those with a positive interest in driving forward diversity and inclusion in the Trust. The network meets every month and is open to employees, bank staff, volunteers and students regardless of grade, role or contract length.
The aims of the LGBT+ network are as follows:
- Provide a regular forum for discussing diversity issues at work
- Provide networking opportunities
- Offering support, advice and information to LGBT+ network members
to promote equality, diversity, inclusion and pride in our LGBT+ Staff and to assist Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust to deliver better services for all, both staff and patients. We want to improve the working lives of LGBT+staff by empowering them to feel safe and able to be “out” at work allowing all staff to bring their whole selves to work; this will benefit both our colleagues and our patients