Equality, diversity & inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion are all integral to our organisational ethos and values. It is critically important to us that every Livewell Southwest employee works in an inclusive environment which has a culture of mutual regard and respect. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy reaffirms our deep commitment to this and sets out our core principles and priorities for development in the coming years.
Our overarching goal is to embed and sustain the very best equality, diversity and inclusion practice in all aspects of the organisation’s business and activities through engagement with colleagues. It should be embedded in our everyday practice, so we no longer think of it in isolation.
We have backed our pledges with an action plan of measurable objectives to ensure we not only deliver our legal responsibilities but also drive and achieve the shift in culture toward one that truly embraces equality, diversity and inclusion.
The CQC ‘Equally Outstanding Guide’ for the NHS sets out the clear link between employees feeling valued and respected with equal opportunities and outstanding quality care.
Livewell Southwest has been working in partnership with our joint trade unions for many years to develop best practice that truly supports every employee.
Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
“I’m really excited about working with teams and colleagues in Livewell to make a difference. Through the organisation’s engagement and inclusion programme we aim to build on the great work we already have in place. Research has shown that organisations who effectively engage with their workforce have higher levels of employee wellbeing, are happier at work and service users have a good experience.” Angela Saxby, Associate Director of HR and Engagement.
Implementing the workforce race equality standard (WRES) is a requirement for NHS healthcare providers. It ensures employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.