At NCH&C, we seek to improve the quality of people’s lives, in their homes and community by providing the best in integrated health and social care. We aim to do that by offering care that is compassionate and personal, recognising and responding to individual needs and circumstances. We recognise the importance of inclusion, equality, and diversity as factors in the delivery of high-quality patient care, staff retention and improving engagement levels and staff experience across the organisation.
We work together with the public and our patients to overcome barriers to delivering good care. As an employer, we give our staff equal opportunities and value our workforce's diversity.
How we're creating a We Care culture
Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor
To support our commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, NCH&C has appointed a dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor to lead and oversee our work in this area.
Since joining the trust in 2021, Mercy Kaggwa has been central to the work programme that seeks to eliminate inequalities and influence and embed inclusion within our organisation, engaging with NCH&C staff to develop a range of equality, diversity and inclusion-related initiatives and projects.
Created by Mercy, and with contributions from staff from across the trust, this bi-annual publication supports personal development and cultural understanding of how a diverse community can positively impact our lives. Equality, Diversity and Me is brimming with articles, discussions and stories from colleagues and spotlights on various inclusion initiatives across NCH&C.
Equality Diversity and Me 01 - April 2022
Equality Diversity and Me 02 - September 2022
Equality Diversity and Me 03 - March 2023
We Care Documents
We Care Staff Network virtual library 2023
We Care cultural awareness glossary
We Care glossary of inclusive terminology 2023
We Care about LGBTQ+ recognition days
We Care glossary of inclusive LGBTQ+ terminology 2023
We Care reasonable adjustment resource 2023