Consultation on Equality Action Plan and the Disability Action Plan 2017-2022

07/08/2017

Today, the 6 Trusts across Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland are going out to formally consult on a number of important strategic draft documents. These are the regional Equality Action Plan and the Disability Action Plan and from these, stem each of our respective local action plans.

Our consultation period begins on Monday 7th August – 7th November 2017.

These draft plans have been shaped and developed by input from a range of our stakeholders during our pre-consultation and engagement work.

Please take the time to respond to our draft plans to ensure that we have got our plans right and that the measures identified will help make a positive impact on the lives of our patients, service users, staff and carers by tackling inequalities over the next 5 year period.

The documentation can be found in our consultation page.

Online Consultation

We are using Citizen Space, online consultation software, to engage and hope that this goes some way to simplifying the process of responding to consultation. Please click on the link below:

https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/hscni-belfast-trust/equality-disability-plans

Other formats

We also recognise that some people may prefer to engage in a different way – such as Easy Read or other alternative formats, or meeting with us face to face. Please let us know how you wish to respond and we will work to ensure that we can facilitate this.

We will be holding a regional consultation event on 3rd October 2017 in Ballymena and further details on this will be issued in due course.

To speak to us about these plans, please contact Orla Barron, Health & Social Inequalities Manager:

Email: orla.barron@belfasttrust.hscni.net
Tel: 028 9504 6567
Mobile / Text 0782 514 6432