In April we circulated a Shared Lives equality and diversity survey. We wanted to hear from Shared Lives schemes about the work they have been doing in equality, diversity and inclusion and find out what we could do at Shared Lives Plus to help with this too.
Thanks to those you who responded. We have produced a summary report showing the results from the survey along with a longer paper with a bit more detail. We hope it will help the equality, diversity and inclusion group to plan their work and have something to measure progress across Shared Lives.
We asked what has been happening to ensure services meet the needs of people with protected characteristics and what was the impact:
Schemes provided over 20 practical examples of implementation of Human Rights including:
Schemes told us that they check that Human Rights are understood by the workforce:
We asked what other equalities data schemes collect? And how is it used?
In addition to the information already considered some schemes collect data on languages; diet; categories of need. Most schemes said this was to identify need, one highlighted how they used the information to develop services, training plans and address issues arising from lack of information/education.
We asked how can SLP help to support you to collect and use equalities data? You said:
You recommended the following equalities training/trainers or resources?
We asked what Shared Lives or Homeshare specific equality, diversity and inclusion training you want Shared Lives Plus to develop and provide?
How can Shared Lives Plus promote the diversity through our websites and communications?