LGBT Charter Mark Success!

Women’s Aid East and Midlothian is proud to be a recipient of the LGBT Charter Mark Silver Award, reinforcing our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

The LGBT charter mark, is nationally recognised accreditation scheme, and it celebrates organisation’s that demonstrate exceptional support and understanding of LGBT communities.  By successfully obtaining this award, it demonstrates WAEMLs commitment to fostering an inclusive, diverse staff and service user community. Lauren is the lead of WAEMLs LGBT equality and inclusion group, she notes:

“I am overjoyed with this achievement, and it really reflects the practice of the whole organisation on a day-to-day basis. Being part of this work has been extremely rewarding and I am proud to have been a part of the work involved in doing this.

Julie, WAEMLs CEO notes:

“We are absolutely delighted to announce this achievement.  Our charity has implemented numerous initiatives and policies aimed at fostering a welcoming and respectful space for our LGBT staff members, service users and stakeholders.  WAEMLs achievement of the LGBT silver charter mark award reaffirms the core values of our charity; it recognises our ongoing commitment and efforts to upholding the principles of an equality, diversity and inclusion.  Thank you to all the staff and service users that have contributed to us reaching this important milestone!”

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