ELFT Staff Networks
Creating closer staff
Staff networks offer a place for staff to come together, share experiences and facilitate learning and development. Networks assist in the shaping and delivery of Trust strategy and policy, working to improve staff experience on specific issues relating to each network.
We are a network of staff working together to take the ‘dis’ out of disability at work.
By bringing disabled staff and those with long term health conditions together, we can offer mutual support and ensure the Trust has a positive and fair approach to disability in the workplace.
All Network members, disabled staff, and our allies are automatically added to our email distribution list.
The ELFT Ability network is on Twitter.
The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff network is an important forum that provides support to staff and advises the Trust on the development of services and policies in order to address inequalities and advance race equality.
Lorraine Sunduza is the Trust’s BAME Executive Sponsor and is passionate about this agenda. Staff are encouraged to get involved in the BAME network to help improve staff experience at work and to help the Trust to understand the diversity of its staff and how we can ensure that everyone is treated fairly.
You can follow the ELFT BAME staff network on Twitter
The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) staff network provides support to staff, organises events and advises the Trust on the development of services and policies in order to address inequalities that affect the LGBTQ+ community.
It also provides an opportunity for LGBTQ colleagues to support each other, express concerns they may have, and spend time around people who understand their experiences.
The Network promotes a better understanding of LGBTQ+ inclusion and makes LGBTQ+ experiences more visible in the wider Trust. We also want to empower all employees to step up as LGBTQ+ allies and improve the workplace culture for everyone within the Trust.
The Network also has an opportunity to scrutinise the Trust’s policies and processes, feeding back any concerns, and suggesting how these can be improved. This in turn gives LGBTQ+ colleagues a critical voice and helps ensure that LGBTQ+ inclusion is embedded across the Trust. You can follow them on Twitter.
The ELFT Women's network is a forum for our female workforce to come together for network meetings, events and support.
It's an open and honest environment where we encourage women to talk about the things that affect them in and out of work. Through this network, we aim to discuss the barriers that women face, the reasons why and what we can do to support all women to break through them. Information related to events will be posted here and via the Trust's internal communications.