We are delighted to announce that Cornerstone has been successful in their Workplace Equality Fund (WEF) application, and have chosen The People Portfolio as their delivery partner to introduce a Menopause Awareness Project to support their staff at this life stage.
The ultimate goal of the Workplace Equality Fund is to support employers in identifying, addressing, and diminishing longstanding barriers facing particular priority groups in entering and progressing within the labour market. Included in the priority groups being supported by the fund are over-50s workers, women, and those experiencing symptoms of the menopause. Cornerstone is a leading social care charity, employing almost 2,000 staff, of which 1,500 are women, a third of whom are aged between 45 and 55.
Working with The People Portfolio, Cornerstone aims to raise awareness of the menopause, reduce employment barriers and increase workplace support.
Hazel Brown CEO of Cornerstone said “The significant grant will allow us to now move forward with this innovative piece of work in partnership with The People Portfolio. We will also be working towards achieving Menopause Friendly Accreditation and pledge to share the important findings and recommendations of the project in due course.”
The People Portfolio already supports individuals in overcoming inequalities through our returner programme ‘Return with Resilience’, specially designed to support women experiencing the menopause, and the ‘Be Your Best Self’, a personal development programme for women living and/or working in agriculture.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Cornerstone on their Menopause Awareness Project and are looking forward to making a difference at both an individual and organisational level, on this very important topic.