The Trust aims to treat people as individuals, respecting and valuing their diversity, and promoting their rights, equality and dignity.
We believe that every individual has the opportunity to achieve their potential and everyone should treat each other with fairness and respect.
It’s important that AWP promotes equality and diversity, because our very purpose is to improve people's quality of life and wellbeing. 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 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.