National home care provider Right at Home will roll out a new strategy this year that will focus on growing a sustainable network of offices and training staff to support the care requirements of the LGBTQ+ community.
Right at Home said the ‘Green and Inclusive’ project will support its network of offices in protecting the environment and fostering an all-inclusive culture where colleagues and clients can be themselves.
“We have always prided ourselves on doing the right things, for the right reasons. Our new initiative applies this thinking to our long-term future as we continue to make a difference in the communities where we live and operate,” said Right at Home CEO Ken Deary (pictured).
There are several strands to the ‘Green’ side of the project, including uniting as a network to reduce its carbon-footprint and environmental impact, with each office pledging their own commitments to supporting this initiative.
Right at Home will also host a ‘national day’, where offices come together with their local communities to make a difference in their area, through initiatives such a litter picking and training days to educate carers on protecting the environment.
Under the ‘Inclusive’ side of the strategy, Right at Home will continue to train its carers on the care requirements of LGBTQ+ people.
In November, the provider’s Central London office was named the first organisation in the UK to achieve the Pride in Care quality standard, an initiative of Opening Doors London.
“It has been well-documented in the media that the needs of the LGBTQ+ community are not being met by the vast majority of social care providers,” said Deary.
“After receiving the Pride in Care quality standard, we have created and rolled out bespoke training for offices within our network to ensure our CareGivers are fully educated on the care requirements of the LGBTQ+ community, although this is just one strand of our inclusive programme.
“Whether it’s our clients, CareGivers or our increasing network of franchise owners, we want everyone to feel supported with a sense of belonging.”