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Westmorland Homecare Equal Opportunity Policy

People have different skills to offer, they can help widen our perspective and understand the wider world. As a company that cares, Westmorland Homecare want to support individuals in our community, whether they are a client, member of staff, supplier or a member of the community.

RESPONSIBILITY

The care manager is responsible for the implementation and ongoing review of this Equal Opportunity Policy.

All staff must ensure that they work in a way that supports this policy.

POLICY

Westmorland Homecare is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and will comply with all relevant obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

Westmorland Homecare is determined that no client, employee or potential employee shall unlawfully receive less favourable treatment or be unlawfully discriminated against on the grounds of:

  • race
  • colour
  • nationality
  • ethnic or national origin
  • religion or belief
  • gender
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • disability
  • part-time status
  • age
  • trade union membership or non-membership.

Westmorland Homecare’s approach to recruitment selection, remuneration, training, development and promotion includes a requirement that no job applicant or employee shall receive unlawful treatment on these grounds.

Westmorland Homecare is committed to the principle that individuals should be selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities. 

We will work to comply with the following act, as they apply to equal opportunities, diversity and equality;

  • Equality Act
  • Human Rights Act
  • Sex Discrimination Act
  • Disability Discrimination Act
  • Race Relations Act

PROCEDURE

The management has duties under the policy:

  • Not to unlawfully discriminate in the course of employment against clients, job applicants, employees, customers, suppliers, or members of the public with whom contact is made.
  • Not to induce or attempt to induce others to practice unlawful discrimination.
  • To bring to the attention of employees that failure to adhere to the policy will be regarded as a disciplinary offence, which in the case of a serious offence would amount to gross misconduct.

All employees have duties under the policy:

  • Not to unlawfully discriminate in the course of their employment against clients, fellow employees, customers, suppliers, or members of the public with whom contact is made.
  • Not to induce or attempt to induce others to practice unlawful discrimination.
  • To report any unlawful discrimination to the management.

The effectiveness of the policy will be kept under review and the responsibility for ensuring that the policy is upheld is with the managers.

If an employee considers that he or she is a victim of discrimination, he or she should raise the issue through Westmorland Homecare’s Grievance Procedure.


Westmorland Homecare, Equal Opportunities and Diversity:

Westmorland Homecare (South Lakes)
18 Highgate
Kendal
Cumbria LA9 4SX
Tel: 01539 725107
Email: info@westmorlandhomecare.co.uk

Westmorland Homecare (Fylde Coast and Wyre District)
8 Marketplace
Poulton-le-Fylde
Lancashire FY6 7AS
Tel: 01253 978 891
Email: poulton@westmorlandhomecare.co.uk

  • “Westmorland Homecare are superb. All staff are exceptionally kind and do anything I ask them to."

    "They do spend a lot of time with me and don’t rush off - I wish we had found them sooner.”

  • “Westmorland Homecare employ exceptionally high-quality staff, some have degrees and others are just very caring and professional."

    “Westmorland Homecare have made such a huge difference to our lives.”

  • “Westmorland Homecare were incredible. The carers were remarkable and every single one treated with respect, compassion and dignity."

    “Nothing is too big or small, they are willing to help and be flexible.”