We’re Marking Black History Month!
Throughout October, Community Integrated Care is pleased to be marking Black History Month, to recognise the incredible contributions of Black people to society and mark this year’s theme – ‘Saluting our Sisters’.
Within our charity, we have begun by sharing a range of resources with our colleagues – including authors, books, podcasts and events our people could attend to celebrate.
During October, we are also encouraging our colleagues to start important discussions around Black History Month by sharing a Black individual who inspires them. From politicians, to sports stars, to artists, or even a fellow colleague, we hope this starts really meaningful conversations within our charity around the achievements of Black people, both working today and throughout history.
Later in the month, we are also delighted to be hosting a special Black History Month concert, celebrating ground-breaking Black artists throughout music history. Performed by rising star, LOUQ, the concert will include hits from Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, among other fantastic artists.
This special experience, taking place at 7pm on Wednesday 25th October, will be hosted at no cost for people with care and support needs and their families and support teams – live on our accessible online platform, What-To-Do.co.uk. So, if you or a person you support would like to join us, find out more on our What To Do website.
Along with these celebrations, we look forward to continuing our work with our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network, to make our charity a space that is inclusive, fair and equal to all. You can find out more about our colleague inclusion networks here.
For more information on our charity’s Diversity and Inclusion work, you can read our A Place I Belong plan, here.