Meet Garfield, Our Residential G.R.A.C.E Ambassador
“So my name is Garfield and I’m currently the Deputy Manager at in one of our children’s homes and am the Lead Residential Ambassador for GRACE.
I’ve been with Compass Children’s Homes since June 2019, joining initially as a Sessional Support Worker and becoming Deputy Manager this year. I have a long history of working within Residential care (18 years) along with working in Education between 2003 and 2019.
I’ve always been an advocate for fairness and equity and due to that I have often been a lone voice in questioning why people are treated differently and less fairly than others.
I hope everyone can appreciate the need for GRACE within Compass, but if you do have any questions please feel free to ask, as I would rather answer a question you may have, rather than for someone to feel that this doesn’t affect or relate to them. As we say, GRACE is NOT just about Race, it’s about Equality – ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives or talent, be that gender, age, sexual preference, religion or disability”.
One of our aims is for the wider service to understand the changes Compass need to make to respond to the impact of inequality in our society. We strive to gain a clear picture of what is happening within Compass regarding race and equality in general.
We’re aware that creating a group like this takes time, and a lot of commitment from everyone involved. The group meet monthly, and there are ongoing changes being made behind the scenes in each of our services all the time.
Compass Community are excited to see how our G.R.A.C.E group will shape equality and diversity in our organisation, working towards shaping a fairer future for all.