Equality is about creating a fairer organisation in which everyone can fulfil their
Diversity is about recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense.
This strategy is about treating everyone with fairness and understanding, not necessarily
treating everyone the same, including those linked to deprivation and the Equality Act
protected characteristics. It aims to reduce inequalities in our services as well as to tackle
stigma and discrimination.
The Trust is committed to being responsive and supporting the needs of the diverse
population it serves, reflected in the Trust’s values. Equality and diversity are not an
‘add on’, but central to all we do as a provider of services, as an employer and as part of
the public sector. People who use the Trust’s services are all different – in terms of social
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