Equal Opportunities

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY

Bradmere & Merrymeet Care Homes are committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all and requires all employees to abide by and adhere to this general principle and to the requirements of the Code of Practice laid down by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality. 

In particular in these homes:

Discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, class, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, marital status or membership or non-membership of a trade union will not be practiced or tolerated. 

Bradmere & Merrymeet Care Homes expect all employees, of whatever grade or authority, to abide by and adhere to this general principle.

Staff will be promoted, employed and treated fairly on the basis of their ability and merits and accordingly to their suitability and no one will be disadvantaged by a condition or requirement, which is not justified by the genuine needs of their job or of the proposed job.

Bradmere & Merrymeet Care Homes are committed to challenge any form of discrimination it encounters. 

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Bradmere & Merrymeet Care Homes will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 

Acceptance of completed Referrals for Residency applications will be based upon the eligibility criteria as detailed in the Policy on Referral and Admission which is established according to Insurance criteria, levels of need which may constitute care/nursing/specialist services and the welfare of the other Residents/ the social infrastructure of the home. The over riding consideration is the organisation’s Statement of Purpose which states and restricts the organisation’s objects for the relief of persons who suffer from problems of mental health and in particular by the provision of residential care accommodation.

Employees or residents with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the organisation are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of the Manager or the Proprietor. 

Any breach of this policy should be reported to the Manager or the Proprietor; breaches will be dealt with through the organisation’s disciplinary or grievance procedures. 


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MONITORING & DEVELOPMENT

All applicants for employment and residency will be requested to complete questions regarding their individuality. These are for monitoring purposes only and will be assessed and recorded as part of our Quality Assurance and Annual Development Plan.

Service Questionnaires will request opinions of Residents, Staff and outside services in relation to equal opportunities and discrimination.

Our Annual Development Plan will target ways in which we can deliver our equal opportunity to a wider audience.


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