Tynedale House showcase parade with Pride
23 Jun 2020
In celebration of Pride Month, staff and residents at Tynedale House care home in Blyth organised their own Acceptance Pride event.
With all events cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tynedale House planned their own Pride event at the home, promoting their support of equality and diversity.
The team of staff and residents have been creative over the past few weeks, making a variety of handmade rainbow floats that were showcased during their very own parade.
The event also featured a video presentation of messages of support from Her Grace The Duchess of Northumberland, Northumberland County Council staff, members of the community and even actor, David O’Reilly who has featured on BBC Doctors and the Benidorm series.
A vigil was also held by Fr. Anthony O’Grady, with a minute silence for those who have been affected by discrimination.
Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for adult wellbeing and health said, “As a council, we believe it is really important that everyone is treated fairly and as an organisation we respect equality and diversity.
“We pride ourselves in being an equal opportunities employer - and diversity and inclusion are at the very core of our organisational values. I’d like to thank everyone at Tynedale House for their dedication and efforts at hosting such a brilliant Pride event.”
Patrick Price, equality and diversity lead at Northumberland County Council said, “Ian Hedges and the whole team at Tynedale House have done a fantastic job organising this event. Under the current circumstances, it’s still so important to come together in a safe way to raise people’s spirits and celebrate our diverse communities.
“It’s important to promote our support of equality, not just at Tynedale House but throughout the whole of Northumberland County Council too. Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in this fantastic event.”
For more information about equality and diversity at Northumberland County Council, visit: www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Equality.aspx#equalityinnorthumberland