Local people in Tameside and Glossop are at the heart of Care Together and we are committed to involving individuals and communities at every stage.
We want to hear your ideas, thoughts and feelings and we will create a range of ways that they can be heard.
We want to involve you in designing services that are fit for the future and appropriate for you and your loved ones and we will create opportunities for that to happen.
This commitment is not just until a new approach is implemented, but will form a fundamental part of our approach going forward. An approach which places local people at the centre of their local health and care services, which values the vital role played by local communities, and within which we all work together to deliver exceptional outcomes for the people of Tameside and Glossop.
The Care Together Programme is committed to ensuring that equality considerations are embedded in all our actions as part of the Programme. We are committed to: addressing inequality in healthcare; avoiding discrimination against individuals, especially those in ‘protected groups’; promoting equality in employment; and complying with Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights legislation.
We will meet our equality responsibilities by:
- assessing the impact of our decisions on different groups of people;
- being clear how we assess and meet individual need;
- not tolerating discrimination that affects our employees or our communities.
We recognise that equality and diversity is fundamental to delivering high quality health and social care that meets the needs of individuals across Tameside and Glossop (T&G). We also recognise that equality and diversity is essential in recruiting and retaining the best staff. We will ensure that the CT Programme treats T&G service users, patients, carers, visitors, volunteers and employees fairly and with respect. We will ensure that the Programme does not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of any of the ‘protected characteristics’ outlined in the Equality Act 2010 as well as the two additional characteristics recognised by Tameside and Glossop single commissioning function. This includes the grounds of disability or by reason of a person’s association with a disabled person, gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, or any other unjustifiable conditions or requirements.