Improving lives

We recognise that, due to discrimination and barriers to social inclusion, people may experience inequalities in using services or as members of staff. 

Our objective is to deliver high quality, responsive services that meet the needs of the diverse local population in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Kent. 

As a foundation trust, equality and diversity is at the heart of service development strategy and the active participation of the Council of Governors has ensured that social inclusion and challenging discrimination are addressed across the trust.

Our actions include:

  • Staff networks which support staff with lived experience of mental ill health, disabled staff, staff from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds and staff who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender 
  • We have developed a mandatory equality e-learning training package to support staff learning and to complement the one-day training programme. We have also developed a LGB awareness e-learning package
  • We employ of community development workers to support the specific needs of BME service users
  • Provide interpretation and translation services for people whose first language is not English and also provide British Sign Language interpreters for people from the deaf community.

​For more detailed information on how we are improving lives, please see our Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2) report.