Trust receives award for longstanding support for LGBT+ community

Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Health Shop recently won an award at the annual Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage Awards ceremony held in the Nottingham Council House. The team were given their award in recognition for their longstanding support for the LGBT+ community.
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The Health Shop is a small team that specialises in harm reduction and health promotion, and offers advice and support around substance use and sexual health. They work specifically with people who use drugs, people experiencing homelessness, people within the LGBT+ community, refugees and people seeking asylum. They are passionate about tackling health inequalities and have a proactive approach to harm reduction.

Louise Wilkins, Team Leader said:

“We were grateful to receive the Rainbow Heritage Award for our long-standing contribution to the LGBT+ community in Nottingham.

The Health Shop at Nottinghamshire PrideThe Health Shop at Nottinghamshire Pride
The Health Shop at Nottinghamshire Pride

“We have been operating on Broad Street for over 30 years at the heart of Nottingham’s LGBT+ community. We are so proud have shared this home with so many people and services and were touched that we have been recognised for the work we do.”

The award was presented by Councillor Shuguftah Quddoos, the Sherriff of Nottingham.

Paula Vaughan, Mental Health Care Group Director at Nottinghamshire Healthcare said:

“We are really proud of the team at the Health Shop for winning this award. The Trust is committed to supporting our LGBT+ community, and the team work hard to provide the best possible care. They thoroughly deserve this recognition, congratulations to everyone involved.”