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NCH&C celebrates We Care Day on 14 February

NCH&C celebrates We Care Day on 14 February

On Wednesday 14 February we’re celebrating NCH&C’s 3rd annual We Care Day. A day dedicated to championing our staff, encouraging allyship within our staff networks, and creating a sense of belonging across the organisation. We Care Day supports and celebrates the many cultures that make up NCH&C.

NCH&C has three staff networks: Diverse Abilities, Diverse Heritage, and LGBTQ+. These networks provide staff with a safe place to share stories, work together to create inclusive policies, and offer peer-to-peer learning and development.

Staff are further supported by our two new wellbeing groups which support staff who are further impacted by the communities that they intersect. Our Global Unity Wellbeing Group supports our internationally educated staff members, and our Staff Carers Wellbeing Group support our staff who are also carers outside of work.

NCH&C recognises the need to provide a safe environment for our staff to be authentically themselves and gain the support they need to be successful in their roles. We Care Day was launched to promote our staff networks and raise the sense of belonging across the organisation.

In the year since we last celebrated, we have:

  • Created two new wellbeing groups: Global Unity and Staff Carers
  • Welcomed Liz Cooke, Director of HR and OD, as our Executive Sponsor for the Diverse Heritage We Care Staff Network
  • Won a silver ‘excellence in inclusion award’ for our staff lived experience conversations via the ‘Take a Moment with NCH&C’ podcast
  • Maintained Disability Confident Leader status for the fourth year running
  • Hosted our first in-person staff network meeting for LGBTQ+ members
  • Became a Veteran Aware Bronze Award member organisation
  • Set-up an anti-racist workplace committee

The We Care initiative is a unifying symbol of allyship. This We Care day, think about how you can show others support and care: check-in on a colleague, host a We Care Event (email for more info), or become a staff network ally.