Our commitment to diversity and inclusion 🌈

As we draw to the close of Pride Month, and the recent marking of the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall riots, it is important for us to reflect on what we have done to generate awareness.

National Care Group has some exciting updates on what we have been doing behind the scenes to help us become an even more inclusive employer.

Chris Wright, HR Assistant and Diversity and Inclusion Champion
  • We have appointed our first Diversity and Inclusion Champion @chris.wright@nationalcaregroup.com, to help with our dedication to becoming even more inclusive. We will be launching our Champion Network later in the year and would welcome volunteers throughout the Group to join us.  More details will follow next month.
  • We are continuing to review all policies to ensure the language is as inclusive as our culture.

  • We have introduced pronouns to ID cards, which we anticipate rolling out over the coming weeks, to help colleagues know how to identify each other.
  • We have introduced NCG’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, ensuring this is featured throughout our policies, procedures and processes to help remind us of our goal to become the most inclusive organisation within the care sector.

  • We have implemented a more inclusive recruitment process.  We are holding open and non-invasive conversations to establish preferred pronouns from the first encounter of the organisation. This helps us to be able to refer to candidates in the correct and most respectful manner.
  • We have launched the roll out of educational awareness sessions for internal support functions to identify core issues that the LGBTQ+ community face in daily life.

As we spend a large part of our life at work, it is important that we provide a safe and inclusive environment which is the foundation for workplace wellbeing. 

Our employee assistance program run by Health Assured have a collection of resources to help educate about the issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace as well as some simple ways you can improve the experienced of your LGBTQ+ colleagues.  We can all do our bit in creating a more embracing workplace for our colleagues.

This is just the beginning. We will continue to deliver these impactful changes throughout the year and will update you as we progress. 

We believe our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation starts with the foundations of our core policies and processes.  Our aim is to embed an inclusive culture which will drive long-term engagement with all our colleagues.

If you have any ideas, suggestions or feedback please do contact chris.wright@nationalcaregroup.com.