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.
There are many types of sexual orientations and gender identities, so we explain what they all stand for:
L – Lesbian: a woman who is attracted to other women
G – Gay: a man who is attracted to other men or broadly people who identify as homosexual
B – Bisexual: a person who is attracted to both men and women
T – Transgender: a person whose gender identity is different from the sex the doctor put down on their birth certificate
Q – Queer: originally used as a discriminatory term, more recently, the term is used by people who are not heterosexual and/or not cisgender and people who reject traditional gender identities and seek a broader and deliberately ambiguous alternative to the label.
Q – Questioning: a person who is still exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity
I – Intersex: a person whose body is not definitively male or female. This may be because they have chromosomes which are not XX or XY or because their genitals or reproductive organs are not considered “standard”
A – Allies: a person who identifies as straight but supports people in the LGBTQQIAAP community
A – Asexual: a person who is not attracted in a sexual way to people of any gender
P – Pansexual: a person whose sexual attraction is not based on gender and may themselves be fluid when it comes to gender or sexual identity