We Launch Colleague Inclusion Networks
In June, Community Integrated Care was proud to embark on the next step in our journey to becoming a more diverse and inclusive employer, with the launch of our first ever Colleague Inclusion Networks.
Providing space for our colleagues to share their experiences, support each other, and make their voices heard, the networks follow our intensive work with the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI).
On launching, we have five initial networks available for our colleagues to join, including:
- Women’s Network
- LGBTQIA+ Network
- Men’s Network
- Disability and Neurodiversity Network
- Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Network
Fulfilling the promises set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Plan, ‘A Place I Belong’, they will be open to all colleagues – whether they have lived experience or are simply interested in supporting the community involved.
Speaking on the launch of the Networks, our Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Anita Amurun (she/her), said, “As a charity, it’s really important to create a workforce that is diverse and reflective of our communities. We’re proud to launch our new colleague inclusion networks, as a first step to making our organisation a more equitable, inclusive and diverse space for all.”
She continued, “The networks will give our colleagues a powerful forum to share experiences, affect change, raise awareness on salient topics, and develop supportive spaces for people to connect. I’m delighted to have joined Community Integrated Care in the brand new role of Diversity and Inclusion Specialist and to help further develop plans for diversity and inclusion – the networks are just the first in an exciting programme of initiatives that we’re set to deliver and we can’t wait to see the impact that they’ll have.”
Read more about our ambitious plans: Diversity & Inclusion Plan 21/22 – A Place I Belong.