Welcome, 2019

Happy New Year and it looks like 2019 will be busy busy.

In 2018 we connected with over 700 people through our Grains of SAND project. Our Awards for All funding has now come to end and has been a fantastic kick start to this work – we won’t be stopping anytime soon but we may be slowing down a bit!

Our Comic Relief funding has also now ended and we have completed our business plan to engage health & social care providers in learning more about inclusive ways of working. We’re delighted to welcome Coverage Care and the Community Health Trust as our first investors.

SAND has also been invited to deliver awareness sessions as part of the Shropshire Joint Training programme – we’re rather proud to note that our first session is fully booked already!!

We’re also busy supporting Back in Time 4 – Shrewsbury’s celebration of LGBT History with a fantastic programme open to LGBT people, friends and allies – do come along!

SAND will be taking part in AgeUK’s upcoming Sex & Drugs & Rock n Roll Conference on 11th April

We are also plotting another workshop with our Grains of SAND interviewers and an event with age UK about planning for ageing and dying. Watch this space!

Some interesting things in other places:

LGBT Youth Festival in Birmingham 23 Feb https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colours-youth-festival-lgbt-people-of-colour-tickets-52612462291

LGBT Foundation (Manchester) is advertising for a Pride in Ageing Manager: https://lgbt.foundation/jobs

Kings College, London are researching the experience of communication between health and social care professionals and LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans) people with serious illness about sexual orientation, gender identity and gender history – click here for more information: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/departments/cicelysaunders/research/living/access/accesscare-c.aspx 


Traditional annual social media count:

Mailchimp Newsletter  53 (Jan 2018 62 Jan 2017 13 [because we re-jigged and started again] Jan 2016 60; Jan 2015 57; Jan 2014 34)

Twitter 334 (Jan 2018 254; Jan 2017 213; Jan 2016 182; Jan 2015 – 126; Feb 2014 – 22)

Facebook 268  (Jan 2018 246; Jan 2017 227; Jan 2016 176; Jan 2015 – 129; Feb 2014 – 76)


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