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Lancashire Care ranked among top 50 UK employers

Posted on the 1st September 2016

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been listed in a prestigious index of the top 50 British employers that demonstrate and promote all strands of diversity in all levels of employment.

Powered by The Excellence in Diversity Awards, the Trust has been ranked 49 in “The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List.” All of the employers on the list have been earmarked for demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion; the list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and board level.

Emma Allen, Equality and Diversity Project Manager at Lancashire care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This prestigious award demonstrates the commitment of the Trust and its staff to keep people at the heart of everything we do, to always be as inclusive as possible and promote the benefits of diversity at every turn. We’re thrilled to have made it on to this national list. There are just a handful of NHS organisations on the list and we are very proud and honoured to be in the company of this select few.”

Compiled by a dedicated panel of judges, the list has been collated based on organisations’ performance on a range of areas within the diversity arena. Organisations are featured according to evidence of recruitment procedures, training and a host of diversity related initiatives.

Paul Sesay, CEO of The Inclusive Top 50, said: “It is crucial to highlight best practices in workforce diversity. There is a need to promote these practices and the organisations carrying out pioneering work in this arena to set an example to other employers across the UK. An excellent response from 100 companies nationwide has ensured a wide spectrum of inclusive employers are featured, and I am delighted to announce The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List has identified true leaders in this field.”

For more information about the list visit: www.inclusivetop50.co.uk. The Trust is also one of the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) 100 best places to work in healthcare.