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CPFT is committed to the development of an organisational culture that promotes equality and celebrates diversity.

Our new Inclusion Calendar for 2020 is out now

Our new 2020 calendar to celebrate our diverse workforce is now available for you to print and share. We are committed to the development of an organisational culture that promotes equality and celebrates diversity.

Sue Rampal, Equality and Diversity Lead, said: "Diversity and inclusion activities can take many forms, but one of the easiest and most fun ways can be by creating a culturally diverse festival/holiday calendar. It encourages colleagues to get involved and find appropriate ways to celebrate different traditions. Celebrating our differences, as well as our common interests, helps unite and educate us. From Diwali to Christmas, sharing food, music, and celebrations from around the world can be wonderful for team-building and a great way for colleagues at different levels of the organisation to connect."

You can download the calendar from the Further Information section at the bottom of this page.

Equality at CPFT

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is committed to providing an environment where all staff, service users and carers enjoy equality of opportunities. CPFT understands the importance of being compliant with the various pieces of equality legislation and acknowledges the benefits and contribution that managing equality and diversity makes to the achievement of its business objectives in the areas of employment, service planning and service delivery.

Promoting equality, embracing diversity and ensuring full inclusion for people who use our services is central to the vision and values of CPFT. Promoting equal opportunities, preventing discrimination and valuing diversity are fundamental to building strong communities and services.

CPFT is committed to:

  • Developing policies, processes, procedures, practices and behaviours that challenge all forms of discrimination and promotes equality of opportunity at all levels.
  • Creating an organisation that harnesses the different perspectives and skills of all staff and provides a working environment free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

In being able to meet its business objectives and duties, CPFT adopted the national Equality Delivery System (EDS) in 2011 to drive the equality agenda. We continue to adopt EDS2, which was refreshed in November 2013. The purpose of the EDS2 is to ensure that services promote the independence and well being of staff, service users and carers and help them to maximise their potential, offer them protection when they need it and support their rights and choices.

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 harmonised and replaced previous legislation (such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995) with a single act. The act simplified the law, removed inconsistencies and strengthened the law to help tackle discrimination and inequality.

The act covers nine protected characteristics and the following are protected characteristics:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion and belief
  • Age
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership

CPFT is committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse community it serves, enabling it deliver quality mental health and community services to the community. Everyone that works with CPFT or uses its services can expect to be treated with respect and dignity, and have their personal, cultural and spiritual needs taken into account. In this way CPFT is able to deliver quality care and services whilst giving the service users the opportunity to reach their full potential.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Sue Rampal, Equality and Diversity Officer, on 07528 252844, or e-mail sue.rampal@cpft.nhs.uk.

The page was last updated on 23 December 2019 by andrea.bateman.

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