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.

Our training is carried out by David Edgley and/or Shirley Macredie, who are both very experienced trainers.

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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
  • 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.

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 (8)
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 Bridgford School (2)
Farnborough Academy
Fosterplus
Tuxford Academy
Bluecoat Academy
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 (2)
Leicester Crown Prosecution Service
Manchester LGBT History Festival
Ashfield Homes (4)
Hatzfield House Care Home (4)
Let's Build (2)
Opportunity (3)
Base 51
Highbury Hospital
Nottingham Rape Crisis
Victim Support (3)
Nottinghamshire Registration Service
Prostitute Outreach Workers (2)
Framework
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 (4)
Nottinghamshire Councillors
Equation/Women's Aid
Leicester LGBT Centre
RMT LGBT Network
Care Quality Commission
Age UK Nottinghamshire
New Roots Housing
Healthwatch (2)
Thomson-Reuters
County Council Youth Workers

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What a brilliant course (and trainer). Thorough,, thought provoking – it made me want to make some immediate changes at work. Every organisation should receive this training to raise awareness and change attitudes – thank you. Fast paced – kept me interested. I wasn’t really looking forward to 3 hours of training on a Friday afternoon, but it went fast and was very informative and I was still awake! Liked the style of talk/quiz and loads of information. Gave me some thoughts to follow up – thank you, good stuff. A well-presented session, useful information – I would like schools staff to be a lot better at dealing with discrimination. A well thought out and structured presentation – good balance of facts, discussion and visual resources – I will certainly recommend this presentation to others – thank you. A very important, interesting and informative session – thank you. Very interesting and useful training – I will recommend it, thank you. Thank you very much for an informative and fun training session. The pace was just right; I really liked the historical information and thought you handled some issues around religion with sensitivity. Very informative and interesting afternoon’s training. David organised the afternoon well – I feel I can use lots of information in other areas and groups I attend. Thank you David – an engaging, stimulating and thought provoking session delivered with humour where appropriate. Enjoyed the historical perspectives. We need to clarify what Health Watch’s role should be to maximise our leverage and impact

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