Since 2018 we have been working closely with the Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire Training Team to develop and deliver ‘LGBT+ Awareness’ training sessions for people who work with older people in care settings, both residential and domiciliary.
We have a team of Out2gether volunteers that attend the training sessions and add value by sharing some of their own lived experiences, and hopes and fears about getting older. Some of the training has taken place in the Age UK offices and some on-site in residential care homes.
With this valuable experience as well as our own in-house expertise we have developed our own Out2gether training package suitable for a wide range of organisations. We are now in the position to deliver (online or in-person) the following:
LGBT+ Awareness Training
LGBT+ Allies Training
Training content can be tailored to address the requirements of the organisation. The training includes presentation and interactive sessions, discussion points and a chance to hear personal experiences from our volunteers from the LGBT+ community.
We believe our training sessions offer a positive experience with valuable insights for those attending and we can supply testimonials to this effect. We ask for a donation to cover our costs in preparing and delivering training, including a contribution to the ongoing running costs of Out2gether.
Out2gether offers a point of contact between the LGBT+ community and local organisations.
We already work with Platform Housing, South Worcestershire Hate Crime Forum, NHS Worcestershire Health and Care Trust Equality Advisory Group.
If you want to include consultation with the LGBT+ community in your operations please contact us and we will endeavour to help.
To find out more please contact us above.
Out2gether are a constituted community group. We have our own bank account and are run by a committee who are elected from our membership at our Annual General Meeting in January each year.
Download our policy and practice documentation in PDF format below.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Our Aims are to bring Friendship, Support and Community to LGBT+ people and our allies throughout Worcestershire.
To promote and support the well-being of LGBT+ people and those affected by LGBT+ issues in Worcestershire.
To educate and inform the wider general public and statutory bodies in the area of benefit regarding LGBT+ issues.
To provide a safe space for LGBT+ people, their families and friends to meet.
To recruit and train volunteers to facilitate group events and one-to-one support.
To challenge the under-reporting of hate crime and to support those who are affected by such crimes.
To provide a consultation opportunity to statutory and other agencies.
We engage with local statutory bodies and can offer consultation and training for organisations looking to improve their LGBT+ awareness.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
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