Our Managing Director, Ramses Underhill-Smith recently spoke to the folks at Let’s Talk About Care podcast.
A media platform that cares about the care sector, the podcast aims to give people hope for the future. It brings funny, heartwarming and inspiring stories about care and hear from experts, policy makers and celebrities as well as those receiving and giving care.
Host Angeline Albert asked Ramses why care homes and home care agencies should champion LGBT+ rights.
Not only does Ramses conclusively answer the question, he shares his personal insight into why it matters.
The care and health industry is a challenge to say the least, and at the end of a never-ending day, you sigh in relief when you get one more thing done because you care.
We know how hectic running a health and social service business can be, but imagine if you were the 5th largest employer in the world with 1.2 million staff.
Really caring can make all the difference.
So as the NHS turns 70 years old, everyone at Alternative Care Services wants to thank the staff (past, present and future) for their tireless hard work and dedication to keeping us all healthy, for free!
Thanks to the thousands of people who give their all every day, and who make all of our care services fantastic services, you know who you are.
Alternative Care Services Managing Director Ramses speaking at the Pride in Care ConferenceThroughout the day there were numerous fantastic talks on various subjects ranging from Dementia and cancer within the LGBT community, housing advice, improving mental health, living longer with HIV and how best to cope with social isolation.
Other speakers on the day included Alice Wallace, Director of Opening Doors London, Dr Ben Thomas, Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University and Anna Kear, CEO of Tonic Housing.
This entire event was fantastic, giving real insight into development of care services and the importance of staffing and culture in delivering excellent care designed specifically for #lgbt community