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Working with our communities on equality

The Countess has been collaborating for some time with Patient Representatives, Employees, Carers, Voluntary and Charity organisations who represent the full spectrum of the Protected Characteristics.  These essential partnerships are assisting the Trust in working towards real equality with regard to how it reviews, plans and delivers on functions, policies and services.

The following external organisations from the third sector now work closely with the Trust in shaping and developing our equality agenda:   

Age UK

Alzheimer's Society

Body Positive Cheshire & North Wales  

CHAPTER (Chester)

Chester Accessibility Action Group (CAAG)

Chester & District Federation of the Blind

Chester Warrington and Halton Race and Equalities Centre (CHAWREC)

Deafness Support Network (DSN)

DIAL House West Chester       

DICE Ellesmere Port               

Encompass LGBT

Irish Community Care Merseyside


Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network


Older People's Network Cheshire West & Chester

Lions Pride Chester


Unique TG

Many of the above agencies support our Staff, Equality Local Champions, Carers and Governors in the following equality sub groups, which in turn advise the Trust Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy Group:

   Culture, Faith & Belief                 Gender & Sexuality Equality

   Disability Equality                        Age Equality & Adult Safeguarding