It is essential that we take every effort to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our workforce, to enable staff to stay healthy and protect themselves, colleagues, patients and families as we continue to deliver services through this challenging period.
How are you?
NCH&C’s greatest asset is the people that work for it and the Wellbeing of our staff has never been an optional extra and we continue to build on our already comprehensive core Health and Wellbeing offer. Recognising that the challenge of maintaining staff wellbeing will be a long term one, we have established long term plan to offer practical, relevant and accessible help and support.
This has included: drawing on the expertise of our own clinical psychologists to provide psychological advice and support to staff that need it; launching this new online Wellbeing resource that is accessible to all staff and their families, ensuring staff are kept up to date on everything that is going on during this unprecedented time across our vast network of services, amplifying the voice of our staff and giving them the opportunity to talk about their thoughts and experiences via staff blogs, radio interviews and via a new staff magazine which aims to reinforce the message that we will get through this together.
We have created additional rest areas, and delivered Wellbeing Packs, which included generous public donations, to all our services. We have also worked hard to ensure our hundreds of staff working from home have felt supported and engaged.
For the full list of the initiatives and support we have launched for staff during the last 18 months, click here.
The latest edition of the EDI newsletter (dedicated to inclusion at NCH&C) is out now.
Created by EDI Advisor Mercy Kaggwa, and with contributions from staff from across the trust, this bi-annual publication will support personal development and cultural understanding of how a diverse community can positively impact our lives.
In this special flipping book you will find articles, discussions, a quiz, an inclusion calendar and information on how you can get involved in becoming a true ally.
Published in March and September you will always find a safe space with, Equality, Diversity and Me.
Click here to read the latest online edition of Equality, Diversity and Me – September 2022
Pledge Your Support – Become a member of the Staff Networks! Have your voice heard, make great friends and progress in your career
- Diverse Heritage (B.A.M.E) Staff Network
- LGBTQ+ Staff Network
- Diverse Abilities
(recognising every disability and long term health condition including those people who are carers of loved ones with disability)
We Care Documents
Who we are and what makes us who we are is important.
We want to celebrate our people and the diversity that makes us a community trust, to support this we have created these quick reference document guides.
As the community grows these will evolve. To support with the development and evolution for any of these glossaries, please send additions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Library -This Virtual Library has been created to support the emerging developing culture across Norfolk Community Health and Care.
We Care about Culture – The following pages will detail the variety of religions, faiths and beliefs recognised within our community and a comprehensive list of the festivals and celebrations acknowledged.
We Care about Inclusive Terminology – This inclusion glossary has been created to support the emerging developing culture across Norfolk Community Health and Care.
We Care about LGBTQ+ Recognition Days – This document outlines the LGBTQ+ Recognition Days and has been created to support the emerging developing culture across NCH&C
We Care about Inclusive LGBTQ+ Terminology – This inclusion glossary has been created to support the emerging developing culture across Norfolk Community Health and Care.
Inclusion Calendar 2023 – A calendar for you to download highlighting recognition dates in the year including Ask the CEO specials, religious holidays and Pride. A handy way to remember the key dates important to you and your colleagues.
We Care Reasonable Adjustment Resource – Although launched during Neurodiversity Celebration Week in March 2023, this Reasonable Adjustment Resource is not limited to those needing support due to disability or neurodiversity, but also due to cultural practises such as recognising and practising religious faith at work and requesting support as a breastfeeding parent at work. This resource has been primarily created to support our wellbeing at work and to support the development of an inclusive We Care Culture that understands that we all need support as some point, enabling a culture of open communication and compassion.