We hear so much about equality and diversity and why it is important and should be placed at the heart of an organisation.
In simple terms, our approach and the way we embrace equality and diversity at Springhill Care Group ensures all our employees and prospective candidates have access to the same opportunities and the same fair treatment as everybody else.
Our commitment to equality means we ensure everyone in our setting has equal opportunities, regardless of their abilities, their background or their lifestyle.
Diversity means we appreciate the differences between people and treating people’s values, beliefs, cultures and lifestyles with respect.
Due to the company’s approach in the way it actively promotes equality and diversity through its inclusive recruitment process, induction programme, policies and procedures, decision making and designated equality and diversity committee, we are hopeful that we will thrive and people of all backgrounds can come together and achieve success.
Our business is already recognised as a Disability Confident Employer which helps us make the most of the opportunities provided by employing and supporting disabled people.
In addition, we refer to Stonewall, a charity that empowers lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals to ensure they feel accepted without exception in the workplace; and where advice on our policies to ensure they are LGBT inclusive can be sought.
Our approach to equality and diversity is further extended to the residents in our care which are recognised as essential components of health and social care where we ensure that the services provided to vulnerable people are fair and accessible to everyone. We ensure staff and residents are treated as equals, that people get the dignity and respect they deserve and that their differences are celebrated.
Our approach to this important area underpins our ambition to achieving our vision of becoming a service provider and employer of choice in the communities in which we serve.
by Virginia Perkins
Associate Director of People and Organisational Development