Services for LGBTQ Dementia
Dr Sinead Hynes, NUI Galway will give a talk on behalf of UCC LGBT+ Staff Network about her work on trying to improve services for older LGBT+ people suffering from dementia. Sinead's current research intiative 'Diversifying Dementia Service Delivery in Ireland', in partnership with the Alzheimers Society of Ireland, invites anyone aged 50 or older and who identifies as LGBTQIA+ to take part in their national survey to help improve healthcare for older LGTBQ+ people in Ireland.
Together with and for Community
UCC LGBT+ Staff Network: The Network was founded in 2007 after an initial open consultation forum on Meeting the Needs of LGBT staff in UCC. Its aim is to work in partnership with management and staff of University College Cork to create a safe, inclusive and diverse working environment that encourages a culture of respect and equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, in order that every individual can reach their full potential without fear of discrimination. During Equality Week 2019, the LGBT+ Staff Network launched the new UCC Rainbow Alliance in response to queries from colleagues who do not identify as LGBT+ asking how they can help and support the network.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit: The establishment of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Unit in University College Cork in 2017 built on the long legacy and core focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the University's teaching, research and policy activity with and by staff and students. It extends the work of the UCC Equality Committee, which has existed for many years, advising the University on equality, diversity and inclusion and delivering a wide range strategies, reports and initatives.
UCC Community Week: This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.