July Marks Disability Pride Month


Disability Pride Month has been described as a time to “accept and honour each person’s uniqueness” and “promote visibility and mainstream awareness” of positive pride felt by people with disabilities.

For the disabled community, the month encourages self-acceptance and embracing all disabilities. The month is a chance to focus on and celebrate the disabled community and their pride. Alongside the celebration, the month is also a chance to kickstart conversations about disability experiences and issues.

The Disability Pride Month flag changed in 2021, moving away from a lightning bolt band of five bright colours with a charcoal background as this wasn’t fully accessible for some disabled people due to the brightness and array of colours. The refreshed version, shown above, uses more subdued tones to allow the flag to be more accessible and inclusive. More information about Disabilty Pride month can be found here.

Services at GCH

Our Enhanced Support Coach, Elaine, has recently been working with Luke.

At GCH we champion Equality and Diversity and work with our customers and communities to ensure that our services are fully accessible to those with all types of disabilities, offering our support to provide equal opportunities. Our Enhanced Support Coaches can help you with a range of support, find out more here.

Elaine, one of our Enhanced Support Coaches, has recently been working with Luke to discuss housing options and has been providing home visits. If you require home visits to make your appointments easier to access please let us know and we will be happy to arrange these. If you are disabled or feel home improvements could help you to stay independent at home please contact us.

We also have an in-house Occupational Therapist who can make recommendations and arrange for work to your home to make them more suitable for your needs and allow customers to live independently. 

All tenants can access our Shine Employment and Training service by following this link.