Better Care

The Team

The Equality, Diversity and Human Rights team provides support to the Trust to meet its Public Sector Equality Duty and facilities the Trust in meeting the needs of the diverse community it serves.

The Equality and Inclusion team facilitates the awareness and understanding of equality, diversity, inclusivity and human rights amongst management and staff; supports the engagement and involvement in equality impact assessments; runs engagement events to actively seek views and comments from staff and the general public on equality issues including the assessment of the Trust’s performance. 

We also provide a range of training courses for staff in relation to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights issues (which can be accessed via classroom taught sessions, e-learning or poster presentations), equality impact assessments, cultural competence, disability confident, accessible communication and information and how to tackle bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Listening to the views of our service users, relatives and carers is extremely important to us.  Your experiences about accessing the services we provide help us to ensure that our Truly Inclusive Organisation Plan is a living, breathing document that truly reflects the needs of our service users. Find out more about our Truly Inclusive Organisation Plan here.

The Trust has an active  Equality & Inclusion Council  and Equality & Inclusion Programme Board which exists to make sure we achieve our current equality and human rights objectives, oversee Trust wide equality, diversity and inclusion activity including reviewing action plans, strategy development and meeting NHS England Standards such as Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), Accessible Information Standard (AIS), Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), Equality Delivery System Grading (EDS2). 

Contact Us

If you would like more information or to be involved please contact the Equality and Inclusion Team by email at

You can also contact the team by post by writing to:

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Team
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
3 Priestley Wharf
Holt Street
B7 4BN