October is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of black people around the world.
2020 was a pivotal year for black history, following the Black Lives Matter movement and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. As an organisation we vowed to do more: to become more inclusive and face uncomfortable truths around the lack of representation for black people.
Since last year we have launched the Brunelcare Equality Forum to engage with colleagues about a broad range of equality and diversity issues, to develop new ideas, and actively challenge the organisation in areas where we might fall short. And this is just the beginning; we will continue to listen, to increase representation within Brunelcare and make sure everyone’s voice is heard.
This year’s theme is “Proud To Be”. We will be sharing inspiring stories from all areas of our organisation, shouting loud and proud about the valuable contributions people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds make to Brunelcare, and continuing to learn how we can become more inclusive.
Brunelcare’s strength is its people. We must celebrate, promote and encourage their diversity.
To find out more about our latest updates and stories, view our Black History Month page here.
17th October 2021 marks the 80th anniversary of Brunelcare, and we are incredibly proud of our journey so far.
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This Black History Month, Fama shares her story of moving from West Africa to the UK, and her journey to becoming a nurse at Deerhurst care home.
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To commemorate World Alzheimer's Month, Tessa, 31, is sharing her story of her father, Andy, who was diagnosed with Frontal Lobe Dementia at just 64-years-old.
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