Business case

LGBT+ people make up between 2-5% of the population of the UK but are still experiencing high levels of discrimination in the workplace and significant inequalities, especially around mental health and wellbeing.
Working with Pride combines insights from two of BITC’s flagship studies (Mental Health at Work and Equal Lives) produced in partnership with Mercer Marsh and Santander, to shine a light on the issues facing LGBT+ people in the workplace. The report finds that:
Nearly three-quarters of LGBT+ people said that they had experienced mental health problems relating to work (74%)
Experience of mental health issues was a third higher among LGBT+ employees
Younger LGBT+ employees were found to be particularly vulnerable
Gay & bi+ employees are not accessing carers’ support as much as their colleagues
Based on the findings in this report we have made three core recommendations for businesses to act upon: Recognise, Respond and Role Model.
This resource describes a process for embedding support for employee mental health into the culture of your organisation.
Benefit from the experience of others in developing a strategy for workplace wellbeing.
Serco is an international service company that improves the quality and efficiency of essential services that matter to millions of people around the world.  One such service provision includes the delivery of facilities management to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). NNUH is a 1,010 bed hospital treating over 700,000 patients each year where Serco provides services including catering, cleaning, security, grounds maintenance, waste and portering. The contract employs 610 full and part-time people.
Serco's aim was to develop and further engage their employees in maintaining an exceptional service provision whilst at the same time adopting new work practices to support the achievement of significant cost savings for the client. 
 Aim: To enable employees to support charitable causes through volunteering, matched fundraising and regular giving opportunities
Activity: As part of Barclays 5 Million Young Futures ambition, the company works alongside leading charity and NGO partners to help disadvantaged young people develop the enterprise, employability and financial skills they need to fulfil their potential.