Equality Scheme

What is an Equality Scheme?

An Equality Scheme sets out how the Trust will fulfill its duties. It is available, on request, in accessible formats, including Easy Read, Braille, audio formats (CD, mp3 or DAISY), large print or minority languages.

If you would like to request a copy of these formats please contact:

Susan Thompson
Equality Manager
3 Church Street
BT23 4AN

Tel: (028) 9151 2177
Textphone: (028) 9151 0137
Email: susan.thompson@setrust.hscni.net

Kathey Neill
Equality Officer
3 Church Street
BT23 4AN

Tel: (028) 9151 2122
Textphone:  (028) 9151 0137
Email:  kathey.neill@setrust.hscni.net

The Trust’s new/revised Equality Scheme has been approved by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. The Trust also carried out an audit of inequalities and developed a detailed action plan to address the inequalities identified. The Equality Scheme and action plan were widely consulted on.

  • What does this mean for our service users?

    The Trust believes that we can only deliver the best services to our users by involving people when we plan and develop services. You can be involved as much or as little as you want.

    Involvement can mean:

    • Being informed about a service
    • Being consulted about a major plan
    • Being involved in negotiating a plan of care
    • Being consulted about how to develop a service

    People can be involved as:

    • Individuals in decisions about their own care
    • Groups of service users or carers
    • Local communities
    • Representatives of organisations which have specialist interests
    • Individuals who may use our services now or in the future

    It is important that equality and good relations continue to be mainstreamed in every aspect of the delivery of our functions, so that services are provided on a person-centered, person-led basis. Therefore the Trust actively encourages your involvement.