Equality & Diversity
Equality & Diversity Annual Report 2015/16
Our Equality and Diversity Annual Report details the activities and work carried out by City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) towards equality and diversity during the period 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016. To download a copy click here
City Health Care Partnership CIC is committed to equality and fairness for all in our employment and care and will not discriminate on any protected characters, identified within the Equality Act 2010 as: Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Marriage, Race, Religion and Belief, Sex, Sexual Orientation. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Our patients, their carers and our staff deserve the very best we can give them in an environment in which all feel respected, valued and empowered.
What is Equality?
Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways.
What is Diversity?
Diversity is about valuing individual difference. So 'diversity' is much more than just a new word for equality. A diversity approach aims to recognise, value and manage differences in order to make our organisation a better place for everyone.
One mechanism to ensure we fulfil this is the adoption of our Equality Strategy. We intend to inform our staff, our service users, their carers, visitors, the commissioners and partner organisations of how we propose to address issues of equality and diversity.
The legislative context
The core commitment of CHCP CIC is to provide fair, accessible services for all and equality of opportunity for staff is underpinned by equality legislation. Legislation of central importance to our Equality Strategy is:
- Equality Act 2010
- Public Sector Equality Duty
The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations.
Patient Information and Literature
All our patient information and literature is available in alternative languages upon request to ensure equality of access to all the services we provide.
CHCP CIC complies with Accessible Information, a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.