SAND offers Training to Health & Social Care providers; voluntary sector organisations and other related providers in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. You can also commission us to come to your organisation – be it in person or online.

Please Contact Us for more information.

SAND LGBT+ Awareness Training

Tuesday 7th February 2023 – Face-to-Face, Central Shrewsbury

£40 p/hd Booking : Click here

This LGBT+ awareness raising course has a specific focus on issues impacting on LGBT+ people accessing services as we age. It provides a safe space for people to explore and discuss issues relating to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, in particular focusing on older and old LGBT people.
By the end of the session, participants will:
• Be familiar with a range of terminology applying to sexual orientation and gender identity
• Have an awareness of the types of lived experiences of older and old LGBT+ people
• Understand and be able to identify some of the ways in which prejudice and discrimination may be directed towards and felt by people of differing sexual orientations or gender identities
• Understand how discrimination and prejudice, both deliberate and inadvertent, can impact on LGBT+ people
• Understand why it is important to proactively consider how to create more inclusive environments

Previous participants say:

Very professional and educational training. I feel more aware of LGBT issues. I Would definitely recommend this training to others

A friendly informative session highlighting issues faced by the LGBT+ community – recommended!

Some Terms:

Only 2 places per organisation per course please

Please pay before the course date, using the link below, or if you need an invoice Contact Us

Places are limited

We are unable to offer refunds. We can, however accept a colleague in your place or transfer you to a future course if you are unable to attend if you give us 48 hrs notice.

Recent Participants work for:

  • START Shropshire
  • STAR Housing
  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Ellesmere College
  • Shropshire Council
  • Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Cruse Bereavement Support
  • ShropCom
  • Teldoc
  • Telford & Wrekin CVS

Facilitator Training

A supported training programme where Facilitators work with SAND to be able to deliver LGBT+ Awareness Training and facilitate conversations within their own organisations, and to others.

This course is open to staff and volunteers of organisations signed up to the Covenant, takes place over a 12 week period April – July 2023, with 3 Zoom sessions and 3 Face-to-Face sessions. Price is £380 p/hd.

Previous participants say:

The discussion activities were brilliant, especially when in small groups, and speaking to others from other organisations. The tasks set were thoughtful, to the point and allowed for valid, open discussion.

The training was amazing, informative and fun. I looked forward to every session, I really didn’t want it to end – but now it’s time to get the work out there!

Contact us for more information

Some Terms:

Max 2 places per organisation

Organisations must be signed up to the Covenant

Fee is due before the course start date

Places are limited

We are unable to offer refunds. We can, however accept a colleague in your place.

The same individual/s should attend all of the sessions.

Recent participants work for:

  • SPiC
  • Cruse Bereavement Support
  • Star Housing
  • Wrekin Housing Group
  • Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Shropshire Community Health Trust
  • Coverage Care services
  • Radfield Home Care
  • Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
  • Shropshire Council