Working with our diverse communities

The CCG drew upon the views of local people from a variety of backgrounds and experience, including from those who associate with protected characteristics, in developing its equality and diversity objectives and annual action plan. The CCG has strong relationships with numerous local networks and support groups. Examples include: Hull & East Riding Diabetes Support Group, Stroke Support Group, Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind (HERIB), Hull Older People’s Partnership, Age UK, Butterflies (providing Dementia Support), KIDs Parents Forum (for disabled children and their families and carers), Humber All Nations AlliancE (HANA), One Humber and the LGBT Forum.

We connect with these, and other groups, both for condition specific pieces of work, for particular engagement activity or by way of regular attendance at their meetings and forums to ensure there is always an open route to provide feedback and to help to ensure that it commissions services that reflect the full scope of local need.

The CCG is committed to delivering the Accessibility Standard and all of the CCG’s publications and engagement materials are available in any language, easy read, large print, braille, audio or any other format and its website provides an auto translate facility. Many of our specific engagement projects have been delivered with support from our voluntary sector partners, for example One Humber supported us to deliver focus groups for BME women as part of our Birth Preparation and Parent Education Service review. The needs of the various communities are always considered as part of an Equality Impact Assessment for every piece of work, and all venues used for events are fully accessible.

Read more about our equality, diversity and inclusion policies here.

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