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Equality & Diversity

Livewell Southwest is committed to fairness and equity and values diversity in all aspects of its work as a provider of health and social care services and as an employer of people. We constantly strive to build a workforce that is representative of the community it serves.

Livewell Southwest is committed to fairness and equity and values diversity in all aspects of its work as a provider of health and social care services and as an employer of people. We constantly strive to build a workforce that is representative of the community it serves.

Our equality and diversity aims are to:

  • Provide the best possible health and social care services we can that are accessible and are delivered in a way that respects the differing needs of the individual.
  • Employ staff who are motivated because they feel valued for the contributions they make and the diversity they bring to Livewell Southwest; who are well trained and who reflect at all levels the diversity of the population that Livewell Southwest serves.
  • Embed our equality and diversity values into our policies and procedures and our everyday practice.
  • Regularly monitor and report on our Equality Objectives regarding patient and workforce information enabling us to evaluate how we are doing and to set goals and actions in response.
  • Ensure that all services procured for Livewell Southwest and all staff working on behalf of the organisation understand and support Livewell Southwest’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity in everything we do.


Livewell Southwest is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation in the provision of our services and in recruitment and employment. This enables an environment that is characterised by dignity and respect which is free from harassment, bullying and victimisation.


Reporting information regarding our workforce

Collecting and using equality information regarding our workforce can enable Livewell Southwest to understand the impact of our policies and practices on people from different equality groups, assess whether we are discriminating unlawfully in our practices and highlight any specific equality issues. Thank you to all those people who have taken part in this process so far.  Your contributions are valued and will help improve our services.