Care home hosts colourful carnival for Pride Month

A Shropshire care home has celebrated Pride Month with its very own carnival.

Staff and residents at Innage Grange care home in Bridgnorth dressed up to take part in the colourful parade to demonstrate their commitment to driving greater inclusivity in the care sector.

The event, which also included dancing, games and party food, was attended by family members and other guests from the Bridgnorth community.

Claire Childs, home manager at Innage Grange, said: “We all had such a wonderful day dressing up and celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month at our carnival. We want all our residents, staff and visitors to feel included within in our home and this was a great way to demonstrate our commitment to promoting greater inclusivity.”

The carnival marked the end of a series events held throughout June by Coverage Care Services to celebrate Pride Month. Debbie Price, chief executive of Coverage Care, added: “All our homes have participated in some way to celebrating Pride Month. We’ve had coffee mornings, picnics, parties and lots of cake and colour.

“It’s been wonderful to be involved in the celebrations and to show our support for LGBTQ+ individuals living in our homes and local communities. As an organisation we do whatever we can to make our homes inclusive, welcoming and safe spaces for residents.”

Earlier this year Coverage Care Services, which operates 12 homes across Shropshire, committed to a county-wide campaign to highlight and support the needs of older LGBTQ+ people.

It signed the Safe Aging No Discrimination Covenant and pledged to provide services which would help improve the lives and experiences of older LGBTQ+ individuals.

As a result of signing this pledge, the organisation appointed several LGBTQ+ Champions to work in its homes to help drive greater awareness of the issues affecting LGBTQ+ people.

For more information about Coverage Care Services and its homes, visit https://www.coveragecareservices.co.uk/

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