Equality & Diversity

NAViGO CIC prides itself in being an inclusive organisation and takes Equality and Diversity seriously in all aspects of our provision.

How we achieve this:                               

  • We actively recruit individuals with a lived experience of mental ill health and provide placements for employability services which often lead onto long term employment.
  • A service user or carer sits on every interview panel during NAViGO’s recruitment and selection process.
  • We are a Disability Confident Employer.
  • Improving the physical health of service users, through the WHISE (Wellbeing and Health Improvement Service) project.
  • Audit of our buildings to ensure accessibility for those with protected characteristics.
  • Accessible information-all information leaflets produced by NAViGO are reviewed by service users/carers.
  • Mental Health Act leaflets are available on the NAViGO website in different languages.
  • Translation and interpretation services are available.
  • We provide a Dyslexia screening service and support for staff and service users having recognised a high incidence of undiagnosed dyslexia in the locality.
  • We have a newly formed youth forum ensuring we are mindful that age legislation refers      to young people as well as the older generation.
  • All staff are required to undertake Equality & Diversity training which has specific reference to inequalities in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals from different cultures.
  • All services are required to submit equality impact assessments to the CCG which are reviewed by an independent group including expert patients.
  • All NAViGO policies include an Equality and Impact Assessment to ensure diversity matters have been carefully considered by the author and Clinical Governance Committee.