Supporting public services to tackle inequalities - A journey to equality. Loraine Martins Audit Commission Thursday 22 January 2004. A turning point – a human rights issue. It is incumbent upon every institution to examine their policies and the outcome
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Supporting public services to tackle inequalities -
A journey to equality
Thursday 22 January 2004
It is incumbent upon every institution to examine their policies and the outcome
of their policies and practices to guard against disadvantaging any section
of our communities
Sir William Macpherson of Cluny
The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry (46.27)
261 responses to survey: 142 Trusts, 108 PCTs and 11 SHAs
Lower levels of assessment (74% Trusts/PCTs combined – compared with public authorities average = 79%)
Lower levels had also prioritised them (47% Trusts and 53% PCTs v 68% average)
Most had an RES (83%) – lower than other sectors
Most said RES linked fully or partially to wider plans (82% Trusts, 89% PCTs)
Outcomes most likely to be identified for employee satisfaction (63%) and service user satisfaction (61%)
Majority of Trusts, PCTs and SHAs (62%) reported positive benefits, particularly increased awareness in policy making & service delivery
Source: Towards RaceEquality – July 2003
What does race equality look like? Quality of life
Exhibit - outcome areas
Source: Audit Commission Research
Different stages of the journey…
We know what our priorities are and we are shifting resources to deliver them.
We know why it matters to our locality and we have a sense of what the issues are.
We’ve got some resources in place and we’re taking first steps
We know we need to get better but where do we start?
It’s too difficult and dangerous, and anyway we just treat everyone the same.
black & minority