Equality of opportunity is about viewing individuals positively and recognising that everyone is different, valuing equally the contribution that an individual's experience, knowledge and skills can make. Diversity is about appreciating the differences in aspirations, customs and traditions we all have in society.

Rights that belong to an individual or groups of individuals simply for being human and based on the concept that every human should be born free and treated with dignity and respect throughout their life.

Equality and Human Rights at Mersey Care is about promoting health equalities for our colleagues, patients, service users, carers, volunteers and visitors to the Trust by identifying and overcoming barriers to access and inclusion within our employment opportunities and across the range of mental and physical health services. 

For our communities this means services that are fair, flexible, engaged and responsive to cultural, physical and social difference. We deliver our services via a workforce that is made up of many talented individuals with a large diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, styles and characteristics. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace environment with a welcoming climate in which everyone can reach their full potential. 

Mersey Care have adopted a human rights based approach to its clinical and organisational practice by adhering to the underlying core values of Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy (FREDA).

Equality and Diversity Strategy 2019 to 2021

For further information please contact the Equality and Human Rights team by telephone 0151 472 7458 or email equality2@merseycare.nhs.uk

Below you will find links to further information about Equality and Human Rights which will inform you about what we have done and intend to achieve in the future

Gender Pay Gap 2017/18
Gender Pay Gap 2018/19
Gender Pay Gap 2019/20
Equality Plan - Equality Information and Equality Objectives 2017/18
Former Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust - Gender Pay Gap 2018/19

Many of our patients and their carers require alternative methods of communication. We have various resources to ensure that the public can communicate with our staff. To find out more visit our Interpretation and translation page.

To support the continued use of Attend Anywhere it’s now possible to book remote Language Line interpreters to attend video virtual clinic appointments.