In February each year Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans + (LGBT+) History month celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT+ community.

Whilst we stand up for equality and diversity all year round this month long initiative provides a particular opportunity to raise awareness for LGBT+ causes.

Work in social care and be the lifeline your community needs.

Research shows that people from LGBT+ communities are more likely to experience mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression and are at greater risk of self-harm, due to the prejudice attached to their identity. Many live in fear of ostracism and victimisation.

As a symbol of its support for LGBT+ History month the council will be flying the rainbow flag outside the Guildhall.

If you’re looking for a new career and want to help people in your community, a job in social care could be the right move.