To drive forward our work to ensure that The King’s Fund is an LGBT+ inclusive organisation, our recent activity has included:
- Rainbow lanyards: staff members can opt to wear a rainbow lanyard and sign an allyship pledge, making their commitment to be an active ally and to model allyship in their behaviours in the workplace.
- Pride week: since 2019, we have celebrated Pride week. In 2020, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we focused on intersectionality and in particular, the Black LGBT+ community. With an emphasis on education as well as celebration, in 2021 we explored the history of Pride, the evolution of inclusive language and how to be a good ally.
- LGBT+ staff network: LGBT+ colleagues from across the organisation have set up an LGBT+ staff network.
- Review of policies: we are updating our HR policies to ensure that they are LGBT+ inclusive.
- Awareness raising events for staff: these events aim to inform staff and create a more inclusive workplace. For example, in April 2021, we welcomed NHS England’s LGBT health officer to talk to us about the issues facing trans and non-binary colleagues in the health and care system.
- Diversity Champion Scheme: in 2021 we are proud to join Stonewall’s diversity programme. We look forward to utilising this programme’s expertise and resources to drive forward our ambition to become a truly inclusive workplace for all.