Staff Login
Enable Recite

Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE)

We are committed to developing, supporting and sustaining a respectful, inclusive and fair organisation where people love to come and work and is representative of the communities in which we work. Equally we are committed to providing services that respect our increasingly diverse populations and which enable equality of access and care.

This vision follows the principles of FREDIE which stands for Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement.

Fairness is about being reasonable, right and just.

Respect is having due regard for feelings, wishes and rights of others.

Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances whilst recognising they may have different needs to meet.

Diversity describes a commitment to recognising and respecting differences between people while valuing the contribution they can make to the organisation.

Inclusion is encouraging innovation within the workplace, allowing people to contribute to the way things can be done for the better

Engagement shows a two-way communication and commitment between our organisation, our people and our partners.

Our Strategy and Annual Reports

  • To view our 2023-24 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy which outlines our clear objectives, click here
  • To view our FREDIE Annual Report 2021/22 click here.
  • To view last year's 2020/21 report click here.

What we need to do by law

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. 

Investors in Diversity logo new

City Health Care Partnership CIC has been successful in achieving the Investors in Diversity stage 2 awarded by The National Centre for Diversity.

Top 100 most Inclusive Workplaces

We have been placed number 14 in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022! 

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.  

To find out more

To discuss an equality and diversity issue, please telephone 01482 976815 or email

Investors in Diversity Accreditation

We are currently working with the National Centre for Diversity, having recently committed to the reassessment of our Investors in Diversity accreditation.

Organisations that sign up to the process of Investors in Diversity aim to find out as much as possible from their staff and partners how well they feel the organisation promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion as part of its policies and practices.

A key part of the process is for both internal stakeholders (our team here) and external stakeholders (our clients/partners) to complete a questionnaire, to enable the appropriate people at the National Centre for Diversity to assess the organisation’s strengths and areas for development, and whether it meets the level required to be recognised as a fair, equal and inclusive organisation.

As such, we would be delighted if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us know your views.  It should only take a few minutes to complete, and your feedback will really help with this process. Your answers will be kept completely anonymous, and it is a chance for you to express your honest opinion regarding your experience and knowledge of our organisation in relation to our work around equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Please find the survey link

The survey opens on 15th January and will close on the 29th January, but please complete the survey at your earliest convenience. For your information a paper version of the survey is available as an alternative should anyone have difficulties with the electronic version.