Equality Statement

Alliance for Better Care CIC (ABC) aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others. It takes into account the Equality Legislation including the Equalities Act 2010 and promotes equal opportunities for all.

Our policies have been assessed to ensure that no employee receives less favourable treatment on the protected characteristics of their age, disability, sex (gender), gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity.

Members of staff, volunteers or members of the public may request assistance if they have particular needs. If the member of staff has language difficulties and difficulty in understanding our policies, the use of an interpreter will be considered.

ABC embraces the four staff pledges in the NHS Constitution. ABC are compliant with the requirements of the Accessible Information Standard which aims to ensure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and any communication support that they need. We ensure that we ask people if they have any information or communication needs and ask how we might meet those needs, make sure this is recorded clearly on any records, highlight this so it is clear to other staff, share this as appropriate and make sure that we take the necessary steps so that our patients receive information that they can access and understand and receive communication support as needed.