Equality and diversity

Equality and diversity

We strive to be an organisation where equality, diversity and inclusion is part of who we are and how we work and where everybody is treated fairly, with dignity and respect.

We are committed to building an inclusive and supportive workplace where everyone can bring their whole self to work and succeed in being their best. We are both a Disability Confident Employer and a Mindful Employer.

Equality and diversity

Equality is about making sure that everyone has the same opportunities to achieve the same or similar outcomes. It is not about treating ‘everyone the same’ but recognising that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ and that services should be tailored to meet individual needs.

Diversity is about respecting, valuing and celebrating people’s differences.

Inclusion is about making sure that people feel comfortable to be themselves, that they belong and can reach their full potential without disadvantage or discrimination.

Our commitments

We want to be an organisation where equality, diversity and inclusion is part of who we are and how we work. We will:

  • Treat everybody fairly, with dignity and respect
  • Be tolerant, understanding and not judge others
  • Comply with our legal and regulatory equality duties, not just because we have to but because it is the right thing to do and good for our organisation
  • Take strong action against discrimination, bullying, harassment and hate crime and provide support to customers and staff who experience it
  • Deliver appropriate, accessible and responsive services
  • Get to know our customers so we can shape services to meet their needs
  • Build an inclusive and supportive workplace where every-one can bring their whole self to work and succeed in being their best
  • Consider how the decisions we make impact on equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion with our customers, suppliers, partners and other organisations who we work with.

 

Disability Confident Scheme

YHN is a member of the of the Disability Confident Scheme which recognises our commitment to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with long term health conditions.

If a disabled applicant meets the essential criteria for the job, they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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Mindful employer

YHN recognises the importance of good mental health in the workplace. That is why, as part of the Mindful Employer initiative, we provide easy access to  information and advice to support the mental wellbeing of our staff, as well as professional workplace mental health training.

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