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Pride in Our Workforce Resource

Welcome to the Energise Me Pride in Our Workforce Resource. This resource is designed to support you and your team (workforce) to become more inclusive. It highlights potential barriers to LGBT+ communities enjoying physical activity and offers recommendations to help you make positive changes.

This resource grew out of a research project, which was funded by Sport England. We teamed up with Bournemouth University to explore the role the workforce could play in increasing LGBT+ access to physical activity and sport. The resulting Pride in Our Workforce research report revealed untapped potential to boost participation.

We’ve taken the findings from this research and turned them into a simple resource to help you develop the knowledge and confidence to promote a safe space for members of LGBT+ communities.

Before you start, we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for engaging with this resource which we hope will support you and your colleagues to create a more inclusive culture.

Whatever your role, you unite communities through a common passion for physical activity and sport and generally getting people more active!

How to use this resource

This resource comes in two parts. There’s an introductory guide, packed with tips and recommendations. There’s also a set of scenario slides for you to work through on your own or with your team or colleagues.

You can download both parts of the resource below. Start with one scenario at a time or work through all 10 in one go. It’s completely up to you!

Download the Pride in Our Workforce Resource

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