We believe that every individual has the opportunity to achieve their potential and everyone should treat each other with fairness and respect.
We want to promote equality and diversity because we are in the business of improving people's quality of life and well being - this includes service users, carers, our staff, our communities and all those who interact with us.
A message from AWP's Chief Executive:
I'm Dominic Hardisty, the Trust's Chief Executive.
Our vision for 'outstanding AWP' includes our commitment to deliver 'outstanding care' through our 'outstanding people'.
Our patients and their families and carers have the right to be treated fairly and be routinely involved in decisions about treatment and care, without being discriminated against on any grounds.
Our staff have the right to be treated fairly in all aspects of their work, from their recruitment, career progression and during interactions with each other. They can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued, equality of opportunity is promoted and where there are strong anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practices.
We want to provide the best possible mental health care services for our patients and their carers, and as well as having staff in our organisation who treat everyone with compassion, respect and dignity.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded into the way we deliver our services and we regularly evaluate how we are doing and how we can improve.