STAFF at the major provider of community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley are set to fly the flag for diversity at Birmingham Pride this weekend.

As well as celebrating our differences, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will also highlight any employment opportunities during the event.

Staff from around the trust, including the diversity and spirituality Team, human resources and members of the trust’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Staff Network will be marching in the parade for the very first time, to support the region’s LGBT communities.

Emma Louis, head of diversity and spirituality, said: “As part of the trust’s approach to equality and inclusion, we felt passionately that Birmingham Pride, one of the biggest gay pride events in Britain, was something we needed to get involved in.

“A total of 17 staff from across the region and different roles will be donning blue BCPFT t-shirts flying both the BCPFT flag and rainbow flags to take part in the pride march alongside fellow health sector colleagues.

“This will be the first time Black Country Partnership has been represented at Pride and we’re very excited.”

Recruitment staff will also be available on the day to promote vacancies from around the trust.

To follow the team’s progress at pride on Saturday (May 26) and Sunday (May 27), follow @BCPFT on Twitter or search for #BCPFTpride.