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 The Care Inspectorate’s LGBT Charter Champion Group are running a series of conversation cafés beginning from 25 July 2022 as part of our virtual pride week ‘Pride in Care 2’.

This will involve bringing people together, in small groups on MS Teams, to ask questions about LGBT+ inclusion, to share learning and good practice.

If you would like to register your interest for any of the sessions listed below, please click here.

LGBT and Disability  - Perspectives

Date: 25 July 2022

Time: 14:00-15:30

Topic: Conversation about being disabled and LGBT+, sharing research and lived experience from an intersectional perspective. A spotlight on autism, intellectual disabilities and deafness. Along with a Q&A session facilitated by the Care Inspectorate LGBT Charter Group

An update on life in Scotland for LGBT young people

Date: 26 July 2022

Time: 11:00am- 12:00pm

Topic: Learn more about LGBT Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people and the ‘Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People 2022’, the largest piece of research on LGBTI young people in Scotland.

Facilitated by: Georgios Pappas and LGBT Youth Scotland 

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Families and Older People

Date: 27 July 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm


1) Supporting LGBTQIA+ Families:

Presented by Jules Stapleton-Barnes Development Worker (Social Programme Edinburgh) LGBT Health & Wellbeing and the Age Action Group

Jules will speak about the work of supporting LGBTQIA+ families through the Rainbow Family project which is for anyone looking to meet other LGBTQI parents, share experiences and socialise in a family setting. The project provides information events for LGBTQI parents, involving a range of topics to support families, such as family planning, dealing with school and nursery experience and coming out.  

2) Age Action Group:

The Age Action Group hosts LGBT+ people aged 50 and over, who come together to explore the issues affecting us as people age. It is a platform for the voices of older LGBT+ people who often remain invisible from ageing conversations, but also within the wider LGBT+ community.

Good Practice  - Good Outcomes  - Breaking Down Barriers

Date: 27 July 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Topic: This is a follow up from the Café Conversation held last year from services who have introduced and supported Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Philip and Maggie share their experiences and successes promoting inclusion in their residential homes. 

Facilitated by: Philip Stuart-Barton (Renaissance Care)  and Maggie Brand ( Priority Care) and Allan Barker Care Inspectorate.

Transgender Lived Experience (Morning Coffee with Natalie and Alex)

Date: 28 July 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Topic: Life stories and Conversation with Alex and Natalie, reflections from the trans community. This session shares two different lived experiences to help raise visibility and awareness of the challenges faced by transgender people and tips on how to be a better ally.

Facilitated by: Alex, Natalie and John Stuart Care Inspectorate 

Language  - Getting it Wrong and Getting it Right!

Date: 28 July 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Topic:  A Café Conversation on LGBT+ Inclusion the importance of language and terminology. We held a similar session last year, but it is back by demand. Language sometimes poses difficulties; time changes language and older descriptions are often reclaimed, what once was acceptable may no longer be – a mine field to some. This café will explore language and the many myths.  This is an open forum group where participants can share examples and experiences.

Facilitated by: DeeJay Bullock CEO Four Pillars, Grampian Pride  & John Stuart, Care Inspectorate

Virtual Pride

Date: Friday 29 July

The Care Inspectorate’s LGBT Charter Champion Group will be taking over the Care Inspectorate’s social media for the day. We’d love you to get involved by sharing, liking and retweeting our content.

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