The LGB&T Dorset Equality Network is delighted to share that it has received a £750 grant to support aspects of its major work with Dorset Healthcare NHS University Foundation Trust (DHC) from the Bourne Free organisation.
Network lead, Alan Mercel-Sanca on learning of the Bourne Free grant for the NHS LGBT+ Community improvement engagement benefiting work by the Network that the grant enables, said:
On behalf of the Network Chair, Board of Trustees, and Patron, I wish to thank Bourne Free for this deeply appreciated grant. It enables some Network initiated important, groundbreaking work with our friends at Dorset Healthcare (DHC) to be progressed more swiftly. The relationship between the Network and Bourne Free on NHS related support and collaboration is extensive and long-lived, dating from and even before the time Bourne Free and the Network coordinated on support to keep our dearly loved, Bournemouth, Westcliff, St Michaels Road Over The Rainbow walk-in Centre open for a year longer than would otherwise have been the case. It is therefore exciting that the wind of change that is starting to end old approaches, and institute new, truly ‘listening and supportive’ perspectives and actions in organisations such as that of our friends at DHC, especially the Dorset Healthcare ‘Steps 2 Wellbeing’ programme — https://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/how_are_you_feeling/about_you/lgbt/ — are taking place.