Learning from lived experience is a fantastic way for us to gain insight into the experiences of and challenges faced by others.

There are unique stories and perspectives everywhere we look, and it is the responsibility of all of us to listen to others with compassion, taking action to create more welcoming and inclusive environments for both our colleagues and for patients/service users.

During our focus on inclusivity, we'll be sharing some powerful stories from colleagues working for North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT (NCIC):

Learning from Lived Experience - Zoe Fullagar, Supporting your LGBT+ Child

Zoe Fullagar, Copeland ICC Manager at NCIC shares her journey as a parent of a transgender man:

Learning from Lived Experience - Rachael Ridley, Transitioning in Cumbria

Rachael Ridley, staff nurse at the Cumberland Infirmary talks through her experience of transitioning in Cumbria:

Learning from Lived Experience - Johnny Nyaaba, Moving to Cumbria from Ghana

Johnny Nyaaba, staff nurse at the Cumberland Infirmary talks through his experience of moving from Ghana to Cumbria and everything that entailed: