NHS EQUALITY PANELS 2017

You are invited to attend the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) Performance Panels in December 2017.

At the panels Airedale General Hospital Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust alongside the 3 CCG’s for Bradford and Airedale will present evidence to you on what they have been focussing on to tackle health inequalities and improve staff experience and satisfaction for people from the equality protected characteristic groups. That evidence will explain the impact that work has made and what the ongoing issues are for each organisation.

You will be able to decide whether the self-assessment grade that the organisations have given themselves for their work is the right grade based on the evidence you see and the information you hold in your role as VCS member, staff member or patient.

There are 4 panels. Please attend the one that is most relevant to you and/or your organisation. You may attend more than one. That way we get to hear from the community through your attendance.

 

Panel 1 Disability and Age 4 December 13:00 – 15:30

Room 6 at Bradford District Care Foundation Trust, New Mill, Saltaire

 Panel 2 Race and Religion or Belief 5 December 9:15 – 11:45

Room 6 at Bradford District Care Foundation Trust, New Mill, Saltaire

 Panel 3 Sexual Orientation and Trans 11 December 9:30 – 12

at the Equity Partnership Building, 82 Grattan Road, Bradford BD1 2LU

 Panel 4 Gender and Pregnancy and Maternity 11 December 13:00 – 15:30

Equity Partnership Building, 82 Grattan Road, BD1 2LU

 

There is no payment for your involvement however the benefit is that you will shape how the organisations are recorded as performing, what their ongoing priorities need to be and what gaps we have and perhaps don’t know about.

If you have any queries or would like to attend please contact Lisa Wright, Head of Equality, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust, Mobile 07738985825, Lisa.wright@bdct.nhs.uk.  Please state which community of interest you will be representing.

Reverse Advent Calendar

Between now and the third week in December we will be doing a Reverse Advent Calendar, which means instead of taking out, we’re putting in!  Feel free to drop dried food, tins or packets into the Equity Centre or our offices until Thursday 18th December.

Monthly Music Trivia Nights!

1st Sunday of the month
3-6pm
The Equity Centre

Come take a trip down memory lane with sounds from the past to the present, from musicals to modern pop.

Get your teams of no more than three together and come along and join the musical fun. Prize for the highest scores. Will your team be the music trivia champions? Feel free to ring along your favourite piece.

Bring and share food would be appreciated.

All new and existing LGBT members welcome.

December’s theme will be musicals.

For more information contact Wendy on 01274 727759 or wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk.

November Games Night

The next games night will be Fri 17th November! For info contact wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk

Saturday Cafe – 11th November

This month’s Saturday Cafe will be held on 11th November and will include information sessions with the BME Women’s Group and Bradford Autism Services.

LGBTQ+ films at the BAFTA-Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) held annually in York is screening a selection of LGBTQ+ short films to promote and advocate the LGBTQ+ community. The films cover a range of topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community and we are promoting equality and diversity throughout the entire festival.

ASFF is a hotbed for new talent and the festival is a cinematic playground taking place across 18 venues in the beautiful city of York. Films come from over 40 countries with some of them being shortlisted for the 2018 Oscars. It’s an important event to discover new talent and see the next generation of filmmaking.

We also marking the 50th Anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967 and as an introduction to this year’s festival, we’re offering 25% off Passes & Tickets until 31 October. Enter ASFF2017X into the checkout. To book tickets visit: www.asff.co.uk/tickets

Twitter

Love film? See new talent and #LGBTQ films @ASFFest in York, 8-12 November. For tickets visit www.asff.co.uk

Beat the Christmas Blues

Running Tuesday 12th December, 6-8pm at the Equity Offices.

All LGBT People Welcome.

For more information and to book a place contact 01274 727759, 07914 921610 or email admin@equitypartnership.org.uk.

Relaxation and Mindfulness Sessions

Running on Tuesdays: 7th, 14th and 21st November
6 – 8pm
Equity Offices, 82 Grattan Road

Workshop sessions designed to increase your understanding of the mind and body link in order to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Each session will include how to deal with negative emotions, self-awareness exercises and self-help techniques for relaxation, meditation and mindfulness.

All LGBT people are welcome.

For more information and to book a place contact 01274 727759, 07914 921610 or email rachel@equitypartnership.org.uk.

Keighley LGBT Group

The Keighley Group will not be meeting at Central Hall in November or December; in November, the group will meet at Cliffe Castle in the Education room at 12, starting with a guided tour of the Museum.  In December, the group is likely to be meeting up for a meal somewhere.  For more details contact helen@equitypartnership.org.uk

Music Trivia Night

Sunday 5th November
3-6pm
The Equity Centre

Come take a trip down memory lane with sounds from the past to the present, from musicals to modern pop.

Get your teams of no more than three together and come along and join the musical fun. Prize for the highest scores. Will your team be the music trivia champions? Feel free to ring along your favourite piece.

Bring and share food would be appreciated.

All new and existing LGBT members welcome.

For more information contact Wendy on 01274 727759 or wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk.

LGBT Black History Month

Saturday 28th October at the Equity Centre.
6 – 9.30pm

Come along and celebrate LBGT Black History Month. There will be authentic Caribbean food (for a small charge), music, dancing and socialising.

All LBGT members welcome – both new and old.

For more info contact Wendy on 01274 727759 or wendy@equitypartnership.org.uk

LGBT History Month Comes to Liverpool

8th November 2017
6-9pm

“LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.

Each year has a different theme to work with from the school curriculum, which is led by the organisation ‘Schools Out UK’, and strives to claim and celebrate LGBT history, which has been rendered invisible by our legal and educational systems.

This year, we are focusing on Geography: Mapping the World and we are so excited to be launching this national event at The Museum of Liverpool overlooking the wonderful river Mersey.

We will be welcoming guests from 6pm and encourage you to visit the Museums brand new exhibition of Liverpool LGBT life, ‘Tales from the City’ before our event start at 7pm.

There is a small fee of £3 for entry to this event which will support the work of LGBTHM, as a thank you, you will get a free LGBTHM 2018 badge on the evening at registration.

We hope you can join us for a night of music, entertainment and networking*

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Speakers on the night include,

Angela Eagle MP, Tony Fenwick MBE (Schools Out/LGBT History Month), Homotopia, Liverpool Pride, Museum of Liverpool, Caroline Paige, Sue Sanders (Schools Out/LGBT History Month) and the Writings on the Wall

@LGBTHM #LGBTHM18″

World AIDS Day event

Please hold Friday 1st December in your diary for Brunswick Centre’s World AIDS Day event (see attached flier) at the wonderful Square Chapel, Halifax. The event is FREE, 6 pm until 7.30 ish.

Refreshments and food are available to purchase from the café before/after the event. Guest speakers from Public Health, the local HIV Clinical Service, Brunswick Centre staff and others along with music, individual stories, a gospel singer and African drummers will be contributing to the event.

LGBT Death Café

Saturday 30th September 2–4pm facilitated by Nick & Janice.

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

Death Cafe is not a bereavement support or grief counselling setting. Death Cafes aren’t an opportunity to give people information about death and dying regardless of how good or important it is. Rather we create time to discuss death without expectations.

You don’t have to book a place…just turn up…but if ‘d be nice to know how much cake to bake. Contact Rachel on 01274 727759 and for more information on the death cafes contact Janice on 07954 574767 or visit deathcafe.com.

Recipes for the cakes from the last cafe can be found  at:

https://veggiedesserts.co.uk/best-vegan-chocolate-cake/

http://www.rhiansrecipes.com/2017/05/31/gluten-free-vegan-lemon-blueberry-cake/