Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

What are Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

Equality of opportunity is about viewing individuals positively and recognising that everyone is different, valuing equally the contribution that an individual's experience, knowledge and skills can make. Diversity is about appreciating the differences in aspirations, customs and traditions we all have in society. 

What are human rights?

Rights that belong to an individual or groups of individuals simply for being human and based on the concept that every human should be born free and treated with dignity and respect throughout their life. 

What does this mean to Mersey Care?

Equality and Human Rights at Mersey Care is about promoting health equalities for our colleagues, patients, service users, carers, volunteers and visitors to the Trust by identifying and overcoming barriers to access and inclusion within our employment opportunities and across the range of mental and physical health services. 

For our communities this means services that are fair, flexible, engaged and responsive to cultural, physical and social difference. We deliver our services via a workforce that is made up of many talented individuals with a large diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, styles and characteristics. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace environment with a welcoming climate in which everyone can reach their full potential. 

Mersey Care have adopted a human rights based approach to its clinical and organisational practice by adhearing to the underlying core values of Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy (FREDA).

Equality and Diversity Strategy 2019 to 2021

For further information please contact the Equality and Human Rights team by telephone 0151 472 4758 or email equality2@merseycare.nhs.uk

Alternatively you can contact the Equality and Human Rights Lead: Kate Jones on

Below you will find links to further information about Equality and Human Rights which will inform you about what we have done and intend to achieve in the future

Interpreting and Translation

Many of our patients and their carers require alternative methods of communication. We have various resources to ensure that the public can communicate with our staff. To find out more visit our Interpreting and Translation page.