Equality, involvement, communication and membership strategy

Document category: Strategy

Document date: September 20, 2020

Equality is about creating a fairer organisation in which everyone can fulfil their potential.

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 circumstances.

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