Lincolnshire health trust backs week of equality awareness

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Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust will be supporting this year’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week.

The week, organised by NHS Employers, shines a light on the ongoing work across the NHS to ensure it continues to meet the diverse needs of local populations and is a place where staff from all backgrounds will want to work.

From Monday until Friday NHS organisations across the country will be promoting their achievements in this area, showing how they make equality part of everything they do, improving the quality of services for patients and the working lives of staff.

Equality and diversity manager at the trust Rachel Higgins said: “Equality is the golden thread that runs through all that we do at LCHS and the opportunity to promote equality through the week with NHS Employers is definitely ‘linking our thinking’.”

During the week the trust will sign up to the British Deaf Associations’ Charter for British Sign Language; deliver dementia awareness sessions, launch a diversity events calendar and discuss the launch of a Straight Allies Programme.