What does the Rainbow Alliance do?
-Creates a social movement in which Leeds & York Partnership Foundation Trust (LYPFT) staff , service users and carers collaborate with the shared goal of enhancing the quality of care which we deliver across the organisation to the LGBT+ community
-Provides an opportunity for members to lead on delivering LGBT+ service improvement projects in their areas. This will be under the shared vision of the Rainbow Alliance and communicated through social media, LYPFT website and Staffnet
-Accepts accountability to the Trust’s Equality and Inclusion Group and communicates the goals and work of the Rainbow Alliance to senior management and the Trust Board
How does it do it?
-By establishing effective working partnerships across Leeds with other NHS Trusts, the Local Authority and third sector support services
-By ensuring the Rainbow Alliance has a visible presence around the Trust, highlighting a commitment to LGBT+ inclusivity and showing that we are an organisation that values the health and wellbeing of the LGBT+ community
-Through Rainbow Alliance members attending quarterly meetings to share good practice, set goals and identify any service areas where practice and culture needs supporting and developing as a priority
-Promoting, supporting and representing the Trust during key events relating to the LGBT+ community (e.g. Pride, Transgender Day of Remembrance, LGBT History Month)
How are contributions acknowledged?
-Contributions from all Rainbow Alliance members are equally valued and encouraged when considering the on-going work of the alliance. Decisions will be made collectively as part of wider group discussion
-Rainbow Alliance members will be provided with regular updates on the work being done across the organisation via social media, quarterly meetings, emails from alliance leads and Trust wide communications
-The impact of the Rainbow Alliance will be measured and shared across the organisation and reported to the Equality and Inclusion Group
-Membership is open to all Trust staff, anyone who has accessed Trust services and their carers. We are also keen to collaborate with other professionals and support services who share our vision.
-Meetings Formal Rainbow Alliance meetings will be held quarterly. The dates, times and venues of these meetings will be advertised on the Trust’s website, http://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk.