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Celebrating Black History Month 2022

06 Oct 22

STOP PRESS - rearranged service user and carer event 

Inclusion & Belonging – Time for Change: Action Not Words

Tuesday 15 November 2022
10:30am to 12:30pm
Birchwood Leisure Centre
AL10 0AN     

A service user and carer Black History Month celebration and the promotion of involvement and bolunteering. The event will include presentations from our Experts by Experience, BAME service users/ experience and access to services, a showcase of poetry, music and art and an opportunity to network. 

For more information or to register please contact: Michelle Mckenzie, Adult Involvement Lead or Leah Johnson, Inclusion and Involvement Manager or email: hpft.involvement@nhs.net

October is Black History Month. Throughout the month we will be exploring and discussing these issues to see where we need to make changes to how we work as an NHS organisation, improving both HPFT as a place to work and the services that it provides to ensure a better experience for our service users and carers.

The Trust is proud to be a diverse organisation and to serve our diverse communities and we are proud to promote diversity, belonging and inclusion by celebrating Black heritage and culture.

We want to ensure all staff feel a sense of belonging and that we are able to benefit from the strength of diversity within our workforce to transform health and care services for those who need us.

To create real sustainable change, we need to continue to build an inclusive community that connects with and understands the needs of our patients. Our patients and their families’ lives are enhanced because of the wealth of diversity and experience of our staff.

Although we recognise the depth of the diversity of our staff year-round, during October, we want to spotlight some of the richness of Black culture. 

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