Equality & Diversity Statement
Rossendale Hospice believes in fairness and equality and above all, values diversity in all our dealings, both as provider of health services and employers of the people.
The Hospice is committed to eliminating discrimination on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, religion, sexuality or social class. We aim to provide accessible services, delivered in a way that respects the needs of each individual and does not exclude anyone. By demonstrating these beliefs the Hospice ensures that it develops a healthcare workforce that is diverse, non-discriminatory and appropriate to deliver modern healthcare.
The Hospice intends to embed its equality and diversity values into every day Hospice policies and procedures so that equality and diversity becomes the norm for all.
Equality is not about treating everyone the same, it is about ensuring that access to opportunities are available to all by taking account of people’s differing needs and capabilities.
Diversity is about recognising and valuing differences through inclusion, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, commitments outside work, part-time or shift work, language, union activity, HIV status, perspectives, opinions and person values etc. The Hospice supports working towards developing a workforce that is representative of the community it serves.