Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
As a specialist care provider we understand that people have different needs. We strive to not only provide care of the highest standard, but also to provide an all-inclusive workplace.
The Huntercombe Group has had an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy with an extensive action plan for some time now. This strategy has evolved with our workforce. Having undertaken a recent review, we are prioritising certain elements of our strategy in order to have a sustained and meaningful impact for everyone associated with the group.
We make the following commitments:
• We aim to become an inclusive employer
• Our colleagues will be able to be themselves and be supported to be their best
• No one will feel they are being treated differently
• We will have a just and learning culture
In so doing we will be motivated, deliver higher quality services and better outcomes.
We will retain our colleagues and we will attract the best so that we can continually improve.
Our lead for diversity and inclusion is our Chief Executive Officer Dr Sylvia Tang.
The action we will take in the next year to 18 months will be to collect all applicant and colleague lifecycle data and understand our baseline position.
We will share this data and make commitments to improve where we need to improve.
Dr Amlan Basu Chief Medical Officer will set quality improvement projects aligned with our commitment to improve and this will be the foundation of our diversity and inclusion forum.
We will also collect data on people we care for. This will also link to our human rights work which will feed into our whole approach to clinical work and care delivery.
We will review our digital presence, our policies and our content in line with our commitments and conduct equality impact assessments on strategies and policies.
We encourage our colleagues to report any specific concerns relating to equality, diversity and inclusion along with any other concerns either to our speak up champions, line managers, our Group Speak Up Champion Marlene Boyd, Safecall (Speak up line) or via askSylvia@huntercombe.com or askSylvia@activecaregroup.co.uk