This strategy is currently being refreshed – we will be engaging with local communities regarding our revised strategy from Spring 2020.

This strategy is for all staff of the GCCG. It is our expectation that all staff will take responsibility for promoting equality; commissioning accessible services that respond to the diverse needs of communities in Gloucestershire.

The strategy also establishes our commitment as an employer; to ensure staff have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.

In the context of this strategy, the following definitions apply:

Equality is ensuring individuals, or groups of individuals, are treated fairly and provided with equity of access and opportunity.
Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences, creating an environment or culture where everyone can participate and thrive.
Health inequalities are differences between people or groups due to social, geographical, biological or other factors, resulting in them experiencing poorer health and/or shorter lives.