Equality, Diversity & Human Rights

Introduction

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust provides services to a wide range of communities in Sheffield and is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.  We believe that the public, service users and staff should have equal access to services and job opportunities offered by the Trust. 

Equality and Human Rights are for everyone.  This means people who use services or members of staff.  Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, this means to have their Human Rights respected.  Equality is relevant to everyone; people should not face discrimination and should have equal opportunities irrespective of characteristics that they may have.  We know that sometimes people face discrimination and barriers to employment or services because of certain characteristics these are:

 

  • Because of Age
  • Because of Disability
  • Because of Gender Reassignment
  • Because of Marriage or Civil Partnership
  • Because of Pregnancy or Maternity
  • Because of  Race
  • Because of Religion or Belief or lack of religion or belief
  • Because of a person’s Sex i.e. being male or female
  • Because of Sexual Orientation

The law protects people in these groups and because everyone will be a member of one or more of these groups at some time, equality and equal opportunity is important to everyone. On the next pages you can find out about:

  • What we know about the people who use our services and the staff who work in the organisation.
  • What the things that we know tell us and how we have used this information to improve services and the experiences of people who work in the organisation.
  • What the NHS Equality Delivery System is and why it’s important for people who use services and the staff that work in these services.
  • Our Equality Objectives – what our priorities are.

NHS organisations in Sheffield want to make sure that the information we provide on our web pages about Equality Diversity and Human Rights is set out in similar ways, so that it is easier to follow for people visiting our web sites.  If you would like to see similar information about other NHS organisations in the city please go to;

In 2016 we held our first Working Together Conference.  We successfully engaged more BME staff, communicated the work that was ongoing in the Trust, and increased enthusiasm from staff to join the BME Staff Network Group or become involved in mentoring.  You can read the feedback from the Conference here.

If you would like any of the information on these pages in a different format please contact: Liz Johnson, Head of Equality and Inclusion.

Contact information

Liz Johnson – Head of Equality and Inclusion

Human Resources Directorate

Fulwood House
Old Fulwood Road
Sheffield S10 3TH

Tel: (0114) 2716703

If you have comments, compliments or suggestions for improvements to any of the pages in this section please contact

Liz Johnson, as above.