Change Grow Live has been named one of Stonewall’s Top 100 most inclusive employers in Britain. The organisation was ranked 88 in the 2019 Stonewall equality list, climbing 74 places this year.
Mark Moody, Change Grow Live’s Chief Executive, said: “We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in all our teams and services. While we recognise this ranking is a great achievement, we will continue to improve equality and inclusion across the organisation.”
The Stonewall ranking endorses inclusive employment and equality monitoring practices, but Change Grow Live’s culture of inclusion extends much wider.
Shaun Kennedy, Change Grow Live’s Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, explained: “We know incidences of drug and alcohol addiction are higher in the LGBT+ community and are committed to providing accessible, welcoming services for anyone who requires support, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
In Change Grow Live’s 2018 service user survey, 87% of service users said they had been treated with fairness, dignity and respect and 82% said they would be happy to recommend Change Grow Live to their family and friends.
Darren Towers, Stonewall’s Executive Director, said: “Change Grow Live and all those who have made this year’s Top 100 Employers list are making a huge difference to workplaces, services and communities across the UK. LGBT-inclusive employers play a crucial role in changing society by using their power and influence to protect and support LGBT people.”
Read Stonewall’s guide to the most LGBT-inclusive organisations in Britain here.