LGBT Staff Network

dcclgbtrasterDevon County Council and New Devon Clinical Commissioning Group Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB/T) staff network

We are a self-organised group of DCC and New Devon CCG employees that identify as LGB/T. We exist to promote diversity within the workplace, tackle isolation that some colleagues experience and be a critical friend advocating LGB/T equality.

We are not just a resource for individuals that identity as LGB/T but for the whole organisation.

Following a report and consultation exercise between 2003 and 2004, the Devon County Council Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (DCCLGBT) staff network was set up in 2005 as part of Devon County Council’s commitment to reducing inequalities and valuing people.

  • Who are we?

    Please visit our profile page to meet some of our members.

  • How you can help: get involved

    • Please help us promote the network by printing our poster and pinning it to a notice board near you (if you work for DCC or NEW Devon CCG).
    • Join the network by emailing us with your name, whether you are a full (identify as LGB/T) or friend member, and which organisation you work for. It doesn’t cost you anything and means you’ll keep up to date with what the network is up to.
    • Attend meetings of the network to discuss progress and get involved with projects, small one off tasks, running the group or just coming along to give your input. Your confidentiality will be respected and you can be involved as little or as much as suits you. Meetings are usually held outside core time, include refreshments, and travel and expenses can be claimed.

  • How we can help you: consulting the network

    We are able to contribute to equality impact and needs assessments (where relevant to sexual orientation and transgender issues). A key role of the network is to promote good practice on LGBT issues within the council and our affiliated partner organisations, including NHS Devon. If you would like to consult the network on new or existing service delivery, policies or projects please contact us directly or via the Corporate Equality Officer.

  • Contact the network

    If you would like to contact or consult the network, join the network, attend our social events or find out more about the network itself, please get in touch.

    Your call or email will be collected and responded to by an LGBT staff network member and treated in confidence.

  • Useful documents

    The dcclgbt staff network is governed by terms of reference  agreed at the creation of the network, and periodically updated.

    Promote the network by printing our poster.

    Something for everyone – Our Insider article (29 October 2014)

    In March 2014, our Chief Executive, Strategic Directors, and Heads of Services signed an LGB&T pledge.

    Take a look at the group’s 2013/4 Report  to find out what they have been up to.

    Between September and November 2003 DCC ran a series of confidential focus groups to explore LGBT employees experiences. The documents that comprise the report are the Main Report and Appendices.

DCC Staff holding up a rainbow flag smiling