The LGF wins Diversity in Health Award for work in Rochdale

Publish Date: 24/06/2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have won the Diversity in Health Award for their work in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton and was shortlisted for the Breaking Barriers Award at the Rochdale Diversity Awards.

The judging panel was made up of representatives from Rochdale Council, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Greater Manchester Police & Crime Commissioners Office, Greater Manchester Police, The Regenda Group, Language Empire and local Councillors.  

Competition was fierce and the judges were clearly impressed by the range and quality of the entries. The award was given in recognition of the hard work achieved by The LGF’s Community Development Worker Adrian Palmer, who was also shortlisted for the Breaking Barriers Award.

Adrian said: “I hope that by winning this award, it will lead to many more doors being opened to me so that I can talk to as many health care professionals as possible to make them aware of the support and care that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) community need here in Rochdale.”

The awards are also aimed to motivate service providers by ensuring equality and diversity issues are central to the remodelling and transformation of local services and organisations. The award winners were announced at a ceremony held at Rochdale Town Hall on Thursday 19th June 2014.   

The Kashmir Youth Project (KYP), a leading community volunteer organisation, held the Diversity Awards ceremony to recognise and award the excellent work being done by individuals and employers in supporting and promoting equality, diversity and cohesion with-in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

Zulf Ahmed, KYP’s Chief Executive, said: “I would like to congratulate all the nominees and award winners. Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common and we should celebrate it every day. We need to understand, tolerate and share our differences. And remember, lots of individual flowers make a beautiful bouquet - let’s make Rochdale a model for diversity and inclusion.”

If you would like to find out more information about our work in Rochdale, please contact Adrian: adrian.palmer@lgf.org.uk or visit: www.lgf.org.uk/get-support/our-work-in-rochdale/