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Women's Programme nominated at GM Champions Awards 2019

Published: 13 May 2019 Tags: By James Huyton

LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme is one of the nominees for the 'Inclusion Champion' award at this years Greater Manchester Health and Care Champions Awards. The award is for an individual or team whose dedication to equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of their day to day work.

Monica Dhillon, Women’s Programme Inclusion Officer, said:

"We are delighted to be nominated for the "Inclusion Champion" award at this year's Greater Manchester Health and Care Champions Awards. A core priority of the Women’s Programme is to reach as many women that need us as possible, whilst prioritising those who are most underrepresented and isolated in society and making spaces more inclusive. We are to delighted to be recognised in this way - and look forward to joining the other incredibly worthy nominees at the ceremony in July."

30 individuals and teams, working in the NHS, a school, local authorities, charities, care homes and many other sectors have been shortlisted across 10 different categories. A panel made up of representatives from across our public services, plus patient representatives, reviewed all the nominations and agreed the final shortlist. The winners themselves will be announced at a ceremony in July. Last year, the Village Angels and Village Haven volunteers were the recipients of the 'Dedication to Volunteering' award.

The event will also provide special recognition of all the unwaged carers who dedicate so much of their time and effort to others. Carers representing the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester will take to the stage to receive an award acknowledging them all. The awards are organised by Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership, the body that oversees the area’s £6bn devolved health and social care budget, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.