Black History Month 2022

This UK Black History Month we wanted to showcase the work WCHG is and will be doing to ensure we are an anti-racist organisation. Black History Month is a time to reflect on all the accomplishments people of the African diaspora have made throughout history.

It is a time to raise awareness of issues on race, inclusion, and belonging; celebrating the contributions from the Black community, and creating a platform for the Black experience to be heard.

Our vision is to create a workplace where everyone feels included and respected and has an equal opportunity to make an impact, we recognise we have ongoing work to do but wanted to use this year's BHM theme, Time for Change: Actions Not Words to highlight our commitment to this by sharing actions we are and will take:

  • On Thursday we are hosting an internal Black History Month event with community groups Know Africa and Wythenshawe Community Church, there will be food, dancing, music but at the heart, there will be education.
  • This year we will be participating in the BOOST mentoring programme, a mentoring programme that aims to understand and then remove barriers into leadership for colleagues of an Asian, Black or Minority Ethnic heritage.
  • As an organisation we will also be undertaking anti-racism training alongside lunch and learns, fireside chats and other education and celebration pieces of work.
  • We will also be reviewing support available to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues to ensure there are safe spaces for feedback.
  • We are committed to being a visibly anti-racist organisation who supports our Black colleagues and customers not only in Black History Month but at all times in the year.
Black History Month 2022