Achievements & Progress

At the Trust we are proud to celebrate our achievements in the area of equality and diversity.

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Did you know that the Trust is a Mindful Employer?
The Mindful Employer Charter is an initiative recognising the need to provide non-judgemental and proactive support to current and prospective employees who experience mental health issues.

The Charter is not an accreditation or a set of quality standards or a policy or target. The Mindful Employer is an initiative recognising the need to provide non-judgemental and proactive support to current and prospective employees who experience mental health issues.

EPUT is a certified Disability Confident Employer.

As a Disability Confident Employer we:
– have undertaken and successfully completed the Disability Confident self-assessment
– are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer
– are offering at least one activity to get the right people for our business and at least one activity to keep and develop our people.

EPUT are supported by Stonewall, the UK’s largest Charity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBTQ+) topics.
They also support EPUT’s LGBTQ+ Staff Network who meet regularly to discuss how EPUT can provide equal and inclusive treatment to staff members regardless of gender or sexuality.

 

Equality Champions

The Trust, in partnership with NHS employers is encouraging NHS staff to help turn the vision of a personal, fair and diverse NHS into a reality, by creating a vibrant network of  Equality Champions.
This means that within employment practices and the services we provide, we will champion a health service that is personal fair and diverse.  This also extends to the health service as a whole.

What is a Personal, Fair & Diverse NHS?
It is an NHS where everyone counts, everyone is treated fairly and has equal opportunities and treatment,
services we provide are personal to each patient and all individuals are valued and treated with dignity and
respect, regardless of background.

What does being a EPUT Champion involve?
Our Chief Executive is fully supportive of this initiative and writes to each line manager of any employee who signs up in order to urge them to support their work.
All the champions act as a network for each other and are there to share experiences if needed.
The EPUT Equality Team can also give advice on any equality issue and have access to a wide range of local, regional and national equality groups. Champions also have an automatic right to observe the Equality and Inclusion Committee or any of the equality networks if they wish.

What support do champions get?
Our Chief Executive is fully supportive of this initiative and writes to each line manager of any employee who signs up in order to urge them to support their work. All the champions act as a network for each other and are there to share experiences if needed. The Employee Experience Team can also give advice on any equality issue and have access to a wide range of local, regional and national equality groups. Champions also have an automatic right to observe the Equality and Inclusion Committee or any of the equality networks if they wish.