Training provided by NRH

Many people find generic diversity training frustrating. When it tries to cover all the "diversity strands", it often fails to cover any satisfactorily .. and in our experience one strand which generally suffers more than most is sexual orientation.   NRH can provide training on sexual orientation issues which is up-to-date, waffle-free, locally relevant, involving and fun.  Having access to the resources of Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage makes our training unique.


Where possible, training is delivered in half day or full day sessions and will feature some of the following elements:


  • Getting familiar with what the "words" mean .. and which words not to use

  • Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia: what it is. its frequency and the effects it has

  • Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia in a wider context of general prejudice against minorities

  • Myths and stereotypes

  • Negative laws and recent positive changes in the law. Your responsibilities under the Equality Act. Some legal case studies.

  • Coming out: what it means; what it's like to be "stuck in the closet" and what happens when you come out

  • Contentious issues ("The Bible says it's wrong" etc)

  • Supporting victims of LGBT hate crimes; why these crimes are

        under-reported and how reporting can be encouraged

  • Supporting the needs of older LGB+T people

  • Same sex domestic abuse/Male rape

  • Providing support for LGB+T young people and students in our education system

  • Local resources and support systems

  • Making your organisation LGB+T friendly, including best practice in

        demographic monitoring, including sexual orientation


Some of the above is illustrated with historical examples which are a more or less even mixture of the horrific and the hilarious.


We use presentations, a lot of small group work, DVDs, audio recordings of people talking about their experiences and whole group discussions. We provide participants with an information pack.


At the moment, training which relates to LGBT hate crime can be provided free through sponsorship by the Police and Crime Commissioner. This also includes how it relates to specific groups of people such as young people experiencing bullying because of their sexual orientation. It is available to organisations which can provide a venue and gather at least 8 people to take part.

As well as sessions organised by ourselves for a wide audience, we have provided specific training or presentations for:


Trent University Dept of Social Work (5)

Trent University Dept of Criminology  (3)

Nottinghamshire Police   (9)

Nottinghamshire Connexions  (10)

Nottingham Children's Services

University of Nottingham Dept of Social Work  (7)

Nottingham City Council  (5)

Nottinghamshire County Council

North Notts LGB Development Group  (4)

North Notts College

West Notts College (2)

West Bridgford School  (2)

Farnborough Academy


Tuxford Academy

Bluecoat Academy

Confetti College

Grantham College

Bilborough College  (2)

Nottingham CVS

Newark and Sherwood Council

Broxtowe District Council

Rushcliffe District Council

County Council LGBT Network

East Midlands Open University

Waterloo Housing (Leicester) (4)

Sherwood Pines

Nottinghamshire Hate Crime Steering Group

Bright Ideas

Remedi - Restorative Justice

Nottinghamshire Probation Service

London Metropolitan Archives

Bassetlaw CVS

Rushcliffe CVS

Bassetlaw Community Safety Partnership

Nottingham Crown Prosecution Service  (5)

Leicester Crown Prosecution Service

Manchester LGBT History Festival

Ashfield Homes  (4)

Hatzfield House Care Home  (4)

Baily House Care Home (2)

Woodleigh Care Home (2)

Landermeads Care Home

Let's Build (2)

Opportunity (3)

Base 51

Highbury Hospital

Nottingham Rape Crisis

Victim Support  (3)

Nottinghamshire Registration Service

Prostitute Outreach Workers (2)


Communities Inc

The Land Registry

Something about us  (2)

Whatton Prison (2)

Positive Futures

Rhubarb Farm

Centre Place (2)

Nottingham Citizens' Advice Bureau

Nottingham City Homes  (3)

A1 Housing

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (6)

Nottinghamshire Councillors

Equation/Women's Aid

Leicester LGBT Centre

RMT LGBT Network

Care Quality Commission

Age UK Nottinghamshire

New Roots Housing

Huthwaite Children's Centre (2)

Healthwatch (2)


Witness Service

County Council Youth Workers (5)

CAS Behavioural Health (2)

Nottinghamshire Women's Aid

Belper Golden Rainbows (3)

Victim Care

Department of Work & Pensions

Cygnet Health (3)

Derby Rotal Hospital

Nottingham University Hospitals (4)

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (2)

NASUWT Union (2)

Corner House Mansfield

Ofsted Nottingham



Change Grow Live (CGL)

Capstone Care

Newark and Sherwood CCG


Chesterfield Royal Hospital

City Care

Double Impact

Elysium Healthcare

Total Care Matters


Here are all the evaluations from a recent training session


Interesting & informative – good to know about Section 46. Thanks for a thoroughly interesting and useful talk which will really help us in our support of witnesses. Brilliant course, very well done, thoroughly enjoyed it – have learnt so much, very interesting. Excellent presentation, very thought provoking. Very good, well presented, would have liked it to be longer. Found it enlightening and informative. Fabulous training, enjoyable and thought provoking. Excellent overview of LGBT issue, how the law has changed over time – thank you. What a fantastic training session – so informative – I have learnt so much; your presentation is superb, very engaging. Very enlightening and thought provoking – good presenter who kept the interest going – could listen all day, thank you. I found this very enlightening, this presentation was definitely very useful – thank you. Inspiring and informative, really well presented. I learned agreat deal and have a lot to think about – thank you. Excellent opportunity to reflect on the issues and the need to consider our approach to all users. Absolutely fantastic, lots of detail, shocking facts, very relevant information, thorough and very enjoyable. I have learned so much, so informative and challenging, the LGBT training should be compulsory.


A collection of evaluations can be viewed by clicking HERE

E-mail [email protected]  if you want to contact us about training.

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