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Updated 23 September 2021

Pride Network

Our Pride Network as part of our ongoing work to make DCH a fully inclusive organisation where everyone feels welcomed and valued.

The group will provide a safe space to discuss any issues or concerns affecting this community of colleagues, giving people the chance to have their say and feed into the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group with the aim of promoting an inclusive working environment.

If you would like more information please get in touch with Network Chair, Kiran Karda, at kiran.karda@dchft.nhs.uk

Without Limits Network

The name really captures the core value of the network to do everything it its power to break down barriers and prove that, without limits, anyone can succeed.

If you identify as having a disability, long-term health condition, or are a carer in any capacity, you are welcome to contact the Network Chair, Angela Lederer, to get involved.

The network discusses barriers faced at work or with personal wellbeing and raises issues that are passed on to the Trust’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group and is making good headway with this and is seeing great responses to the issues raised so far.

As a group, the network chats about upcoming events to celebrate – such as Disability History Month – and how exactly to celebrate them.

If you want to be a part of the amazing changes happening here at the Trust or want to be a part of a community full of understanding people who will listen without judgement, drop Angela an email.

Regular meetings will be held in the Trust Boardroom, either in person or via Lifesize (please email the network chair for the Lifesize link).

Upcoming meetings

Tuesday 12 October at 1pm
Tuesday 2 November 1pm 
Tuesday 14 December at 1pm

Tuesday 11 January at 12pm 
Tuesday 8 February at 1pm
Tuesday 8 March at 12pm
Tuesday 12 April at 1pm
Tuesday 10 May at 12pm 
Tuesday 14 June at 1pm
Tuesday 12 July at 1pm
Tuesday 9 August at 1pm
Tuesday 13 September at 12pm 
Tuesday 11 October at 1pm
Tuesday 8 November at 12pm 
Tuesday 13 December at 1pm

If you would like to join the meetings, please email Angela at angela.lederer@dchft.nhs.uk

The network also hold drop-in sessions in Damers Restaurant every Thursday from 1pm until 2pm for those who prefer a less formal setting.

Angela is always happy to meet on MS Teams for a virtual 1:1 and can arrange times outside of office hours given notice. Please contact her via email to make any arrangements for a meeting.

Diversity Network

Our Diversity Network is determined to provide a safe, supportive, confidential space for its members to share their experiences and thoughts in an environment where individuals feel accepted and valued. To embrace an inclusive environment at DCH, we would like to embrace the voices of individuals and put them forward into the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group. We will give members the opportunity to network with others, signpost them to improvement opportunities and encouraging cross collaboration working to bring about success.

Please email our Diversity Network Chair, Sharon Cocker, at sharon.cocker@dchft.nhs.uk for more information or to join an upcoming meeting.