Leeds City Council has commissioned an organisation called Opening Doors London (ODL) to pilot their quality mark called Pride in Care with social care services in Leeds and are looking for a third sector organisation that works with older people to take part in the pilot.

Opening Doors London is the largest organisation for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people in the UK providing befriending services, social groups and activities and Health and social care training.

The Pride in Care quality mark pilot in Leeds currently includes two care services and they are now looking for a third sector organisation that would like to be involved. The quality mark is recognised across the UK and will give independent recognition that your organisation delivers excellent services to older LGBT+ people.

Your service will be supported throughout the process of obtaining the quality mark by a member of the Opening Doors London team and they will work with you to look at the following to ensure your service is LGBT+ inclusive:

  • Customer service
  • Safety and security
  • Policy and procedures
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Recruitment and training

This could be a great opportunity for your organisation. Please note that the focus of this work is on older LGBT+ people, therefore the organisation should already be working with people aged over 65.

Please contact [email protected] if this is something your organisation would be interested in or if you’d like to have an informal chat about the process.