Please note we are still constructing this area
In this area you will find various Training courses that are available, as well as short webinars.
This was a collaborative effort between members from:
NN LGBT+ forum,
Northamptonshire Children's Trust,
Northampton General Hospital
It talks to Inclusive language; what it is, why it matters, and what we can all be doing now to build an inclusive atmosphere
LGBT Experiences - Embracing and Celebrating our Uniqueness
Hosted by Integrated Care Northamptonshire this session is about embracing uniqueness.
Tim Couchman and Belle Cotton share their stories to give some insight into their experiences, and highlights the importance of building an inclusive culture all around us.
This video does contain sensitive content and we recommend having someone available to talk to afterwards as the topics can deeply affect individuals.
LGBTQ+ Awareness Training for Providers
It has been identified within North Northants that there is a severe lack of provision specifically for older LGBTQ+ people.
With many LGBTQ+ people facing the prospect of having to "go back in the closet" again when faced with accessing care and support we have built this course to support Care Providers in the county stand out from the crowd by ensuring they build inclusive, safe, spaces for the people they support.
This three hour training session is designed specifically for Care Providers and will help attendees to understand examples of health inequalities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Within this session you will be guided through shared examples of what people have faced growing up as LGBTQ+, and the examples of challenges the community face in accessing care and support.
By the end of the session you will be able to identify ways to ensure inclusive practice within your organisation and how to effectively share these with other colleagues.
These sessions have been co-produced between the North Northants LGBTQ+ Forum, North Northants Adult Learning, Members of the LGBTQ+ community, and Care Providers operating in North Northamptonshire.
A common piece of feedback we have had from previous sessions is around people coming in thinking they were already quite inclusive, and did a lot to support the community, but that by the end of the course they left with eyes open knowing now there was so much they weren't aware of.
Each session is for a maximum of 12 people to ensure everyone leaves having been engaged fully in the content and are supported to develop their learning goals and action plan.
More informaiton will come soon about how to book and when the course runs. Keep an eye out!