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Equality and Diversity

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust serves the diverse communities of Leeds and York and we are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity. Our commitment is to promoting equality and diversity in the way we deliver and commission our services and towards creating a workforce that is broadly representative of the population we serve.

We aspire to consistently deliver inclusive services, to meet the needs of diverse communities and make every effort to ensure that individuals are valued and treated with respect and dignity.

As a provider of mental health and learning disability services, we are aware of the difficulties and distress caused by stigma and discrimination. We believe we have a collective duty to tackle this and promote more positive attitudes and behaviour. 

Supporting service users, carers and our workforce is at the heart of strategy and ambition for Improving Health Improving Lives and for equality, diversity and fairness to be embedded in service delivery. We are keen to ensure that service delivery is culturally appropriate, accessible, sensitive, inclusive and based on our organisational values.

To help us to achieve a personalised and high quality service under the basic principles of the Human Rights Act (1998), (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity, Autonomy) we work jointly in consultation and engagement with a range of stakeholders including service users, governors and carers as well as valuing and learning from our staff, partner organisations, commissioners and other stakeholders.

Our commitment to the equality and diversity agenda is supported by the NHS Equality Delivery System and our activities within the Equality Act 2010’s public sector equality duty.

Our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Report 2015-16 provides details of our progress and how we are meeting our statutory duties.