SLT Equality and Diversity

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Principles and Values:

NHS Dumfries and Galloway Speech and Language Therapy adult Service strives to provide a safe, supported, equal and inclusive service to access and to work within. We are aware there may be additional barriers to accessing support for people who identify as having one or more protected characteristic. These are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Religion and Belief
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Race
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Marriage and Civil partnership status

We continually monitor and evaluate our service users and staff in relation to these characteristics to positively influence our policies and practice.

Support Organisations:
Age UK: www.ageuk.org.uk
Carers UK: www.carersuk.org
Directgov: www.direct.gov.uk
Disability Help Scotland: www.disabilityhelp-Scotland.co.uk
Domestic Abuse and Violence against Women Partnership: www.dumgal.gov.uk/davawp
Employers Disability Forum: www.businessdisabilityforum.org.uk
Equality and Human Rights Commission: www.equalityhumanrights.com
Government Equalities Office website: www.equalities.gov.uk
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing: www.lgbthealth.org.uk
Transgender Alliance www.scottishtrans.org
Staff Governance www.staffgovernance.scot.nhs.uk
Stonewall www.stonewall.org.uk
LGBT Youth Scotland www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

Speech and Language Therapy Adult Service for NHS Dumfries and Galloway have achieved LGBT charter of rights Gold with LGBT Youth Scotland.  Read more...