We are delighted to have launched our Covenant and to have received such interest and enthusiasm from organisations across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.

For a while now we have been having conversations with many committed individuals across a swathe of organisations providing health, social care and related services which people, including LGBT+ people access in later life. The Covenant provides an opportunity for this to move to an organisational commitment.

See who is signing up to the 5 commitments ….

CAS CEO Jackie Jeffrey

First through the door to sign up is Citizens Advice Shropshire who have been helping us to tweak and shape and are now working with us to develop their Action Plan. Things are moving ahead nicely and they have started implementation. CEO Jackie Jeffrey was the first to talk about their commitment at the 2022 Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival Launch event.

AgeUK STW CEO Heather Osborne

Second up is Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin who have recently met with us to start their own journey to develop their Action Plan.

Wrekin Housing Group

On 24th February 2022, Wrekin Housing Group became the third organisation to sign up for our Covenant. We have had a couple of meetings to discuss the development of their Action Plan. They have just commissioned training for 120 of their staff members and are identifying staff to take part in Facilitator Training.

Shropshire Council, Adult Social Care

On 1st March 2022, Shropshire Council Adult Social Care Team submitted their form to sign up to the Covenant. They have already indicated an interest in including LGBT+ Awareness Training and places on our upcoming Facilitator Training as part of their Action Plan.

Karen Corcoran, Business Manager, Radfield Home Care

Radfield Home Care joined our Covenant on 2nd March 2022 and commissioned training from us which we delivered to 8 staff members on 11 May 2022. They are looking both at clients and recruitment.

Debbie Price, CEO Coverage Care with Mayor Julian Dean

Coverage Care signed up on 11th March 2022. SAND has been working with Coverage for some time now and many of their Managers are already engaged, we are looking forward to the next stages.

Baz Kaur & Jo Bayliss, Integrated Care System

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) – signed up just before the launch night of the 2022 Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival. Great timing! We are in discussion with them about how this (huge) ‘organisation’ can develop and implement an action plan – engaging LGBT+ staff networks, E & D group and at Board level.

Cruse signed up with us on 25 April 2022 and we are looking forward to working with them in the coming months.

SPIC (Shropshire Partners in Care) signed up with us on 11 May 2022 and we are looking forward to working with them in the coming months.