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Sandyford Awarded National LGBT Youth Scotland Gold Charter

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Sandyford has been awarded The LGBT Charter of Rights at Gold level in recognition of its commitment to LGBT staff and service users. 

The Gold Charter was awarded by LGBT Youth Scotland who are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people between the ages of 13 and 25 and provides youth work focusing on health & wellbeing, equality and human rights. 

It is an open application process and LGBT Youth Scotland work with each organisation to help decide the level of award you work toward. Gold being the highest. 

The Sandyford was awarded Gold Charter after completing a portfolio of work including reviewing and updating NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde policies, delivering a comprehensive training programme for staff and showing that our practice fully and honestly engages with LGBT culture and communities in our area. 

Nicky Coia, Health Improvement Manager (Sexual Health) said:  “We are delighted to have been recognised by LGBT Youth Scotland for our work with LBGT service user. 

“The Charter makes clear our commitment and dedication to providing an inclusive and high quality service for LGBT people. 

“Staff champions led work ranging from policy and practice reviews through to training delivery and identification of future actions to ensure Sandyford is as inclusive an organisation as it can be going forward. 

“I would also like thank the staff who gave their time to be champions for LGBT inclusion. This award reinforces the message that Sandyford places equality and diversity and the heart of our organisation.” 


Pic:  Nicky Coia (L), Health Improvement Manager (Sexual Health) with some of the Sandyford team. 

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Last Updated: 26 July 2019