Posted on: 16 February 2023

stonewallCNWL has been rated one of the most LGBT+ friendly healthcare organisations to work for by gay rights organisation Stonewall.  This is the eighth year the Trust has appeared in the charity’s annual Top 100 index, published on 16 February 2023.

As part of the submission, employees from across the UK were asked to complete a confidential survey rating their employer’s performance in LGB related matters. Private, public and third sector organisations enter the Index, many of these being international private sector organisations with far greater resource than the public sector. 

Organisations were required to not only explain what they do to improve their workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non binary staff, but also to demonstrate how that has had a real and lasting impact on their organisation. 

The Trust’s employee engagement activities include strong and robust policies to tackle workplace discrimination, an advice, information and support service for LGBT+ staff, internal communication channels to raise employees’ awareness of issues affecting LGBT+ people, as well as training to equip staff to foster an inclusive working environment and reinforce the message that CNWL does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We are particularly proud of our sexual health services, and other services who are always finding innovative ways of engaging the LGBT+ community, and our corporate services who continue to review our systems and policies, seeking out opportunities to be more inclusive.