Community News

New project seeks people to contribute to a resource for care homes on LGBTQ+ inclusion in care

Graham Robson August 15, 2023

Creating Inclusive Residential Care for LGBTQ+ Elders (CIRCLE), a new project led by Dr Jolie Keemink from University of Kent which aims to support residential care providers to be more inclusive towards older LGBTQ+ people, is seeking people to contribute to a resource for care homes on LGBTQ+ inclusion in care. 

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Care Quality Commission downgrades University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust with Royal Sussex County Hospital rated as ‘inadequate’

Graham Robson May 16, 2023

This latest rating, combined with ratings from previous CQC visits carried out over an 18-month period, has lowered the overall rating for the Trust to “requires improvement”, which means CQC does not consider the Trust to be performing as well as it should and that it must improve.

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Help support research into LGBTQ+ experiences of care

Graham Robson August 29, 2022

Leaving Care with Pride is new research, which aims to address the “dearth in knowledge exploring the experiences of LGBTQ+ people leaving care in the UK”. This project has been co-produced by Teesside University, LGBTQ+ Youth in Care and LGBTQ+ adults with experience of leaving care.

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Carers Support West Sussex becomes the first Carer organisation in the UK to earn the ‘Pride in Care’ quality mark in recognition of inclusivity

Graham Robson February 16, 2022

Pride in Care is managed and awarded by Opening Doors – the organisation for older LGBTQ+ people in the UK – and is championed by Care England, with accompanying training endorsed by Skills for Care.

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