Equality and diversity

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust serves the diverse communities of Leeds and York and we are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.

We aim to consistently deliver inclusive services, to meet the needs of our diverse communities and make every effort to ensure that individuals are valued and treated with respect and dignity.

People should not face discrimination and should have equal opportunities irrespective of characteristics that they may have.  We know that sometimes people face discrimination and barriers to employment or services because of any of the following characteristics; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Equality, diversity and fairness are at the heart of our five year strategy Living our values to improve health and lives 2018 – 2023.  As a provider of mental health and learning disability services, we are aware of the difficulties and distress caused by stigma and discrimination. We believe we have a collective duty to tackle this and promote more positive attitudes and behaviour.

To help us to achieve our aims we work in consultation with a range of stakeholders including; service users, carers, our staff, governors, commissioners and partner organisations, and other stakeholders.

You can view all our most recent reports on the Useful Information section on this page.