Equality Initiatives

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Manchester Airport Autism Guides

The following information was found via Twitter and we thought we would ​share it with you all in case you hadn’t seen it.:

Manchester Airport has produced a series of guides on travelling with a child who is on the Autistic Spectrum, there are three guides, one for each terminal. Each goes through the journey to and in the terminal, gives little observation games to play at each stage and puzzles for later and also provides free space where the child can write their journey planner and also note their worries and concerns. There are also three terminal specific videos that you can watch with your child.

In addition parents can call the airport for a free wristband for their child that will fast track the whole family through security procedures.

More information can be found at http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/about-us/media-centre/airport-awareness/.

Mindful Employer

Mindful Employer

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust has signed the Mindful Employer Charter For Employers Who Are Positive About Mental Health and is committed to increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace, providing support for employees and applicants with a mental health condition and creating a culture of acceptance where employees are willing to disclose mental health conditions without fear of discrimination.

Positive Action In Recruitment


Bridgewater is committed to positive action for disabled job applicants and staff. The Two Ticks symbol is awarded annually by Jobcentre Plus to organisations that show five commitments in their recruitment and retention of staff with disabilities:

  • To interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities
  • To discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what you can both do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities
  • To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
  • To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
  • To review these commitments every year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans

Managing the Menopause in Work

Violence Against Women and Girls

Deaf Awareness Week 2015

Deaf Awareness Week 2014

Dementia Awareness Week 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014

Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month 2014

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014

ENEI Silver Standard Award For Equality


In 2013 the Trust was awarded The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) Silver Standard Award. The ENEI benchmarking tool demonstrates the progress the Trust is making in embedding equality and diversity in its strategy and plans and measures against the following dimensions:

  • Leadership and Commitment
  • Our Workforce
  • Integration
  • External Relations
  • Improvements

The Trust was ranked 8th out of the 20 organisations that completed the benchmarking and was 5th out of the 11 NHS organisations that took part.

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