Improving Working Lives. EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY TRAINING. Why Are We Here?. Raise awareness and engage staff. Develop skills and competence. All types of prejudice, abuse, harassment, victimisation direct and indirect discrimination are unacceptable.
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Improving Working Lives
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITYTRAINING
Equality and Diversity
Direct & Indirect Discrimination
Equality target groups
The value of a diverse workforce
the statutory general, specific and employment duties under the Race Relations Amendment Act (2001).
Disability Equality Duty and Gender Equality Duty.
BE AWARE OF:
PCT Equality and Diversity Scheme.
Current and impending legal framework around Equality and Diversity.
Stereotypical behaviours, prejudice and discriminatory attitudes and how to challenge them
Dignity at Work Policy
Managing Diversity Policy
BE ABLE TO
Act to support equality and value diversity
The term is associated with the 1970’s and 80’s and concentrates on removing discrimination, creating a fairer society and equality of opportunity. Backed by legislation.
Dictionary Definition “A state of being equal”
Recognising and valuing difference.
About creating a culture that recognises, respects, values and harnesses difference for the benefit of the PCT and its patients. Dictionary “the presence of a wide range of variation”
Estimated between 1.3 million and 1.9 million lesbian gay and bisexual people in employment.
Could be between 26000 (2.2 %) and 39000 (3.3 %), gay,lesbian or bisexual staff working in the NHS.
8.5 million people (14.5%) people with disabilities.
Up to 174,000 disabled people working within the NHS.
7 out of 10 people become disabled during working lives.
Where they live
What car they drive
What paper they read
Where they grew up
What is stereotyping?Exercise – think about the stereotypical image of a professional of your choice
In its most unproductive form, stereotyping can lead to “prejudice”
“The tendency to see differences as weaknesses”
THE EYE OF THE STORM
“Most of our perceptions are formed by associating with people who are similar to us in race, ethnicity, social status, education, lifestyle etc.”
Workforce America, Loden & Rosener (1991)
The collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin.
A Negative Equality Model
Poor take up
A Positive Equality Model
In Health inequality
Good take up
Just one good reason to change
A refugee when asked“How would refugees
like to treated?”
“LOTS OF SMILES IF POSSIBLE, IT COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO OUR HEALTH & WELLBEING”