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Universal care services and SEND

Understanding diversity and making services accessible and easy for everyone

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides care services across the county and wider area for patients regardless of special educational need, learning disability, mental health, language barrier, medical or physical health problems.

Somerset Partnership welcomes all patients and their families. They are committed to celebrating diversity and making services accessible and easy for everyone to use.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, Somerset Partnership recognises that people from any groups may need extra support with communication, and are committed to making services welcoming and friendly to everyone.

Somerset Partnership’s Equality Objectives for 2016 to 2020.

  1. We will deliver quality services that are right for patients, carers and families from all communities.
  2. We will treat everyone with dignity and respect, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and parenthood, religion and belief, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.
  3. We will create a welcoming and safe environment for everyone, and challenge any discrimination in our services or in our workforce.

If you have a specific need or requirement, you can make this known to any of our staff and we will do all we can to ensure you receive the care you need. You can also email pals@sompar.nhs.uk at any time and we will do all we can to help your appointment and care run smoothly.

Your doctor should keep records of any disability or need you may have, and this record should be available to all medical staff during any treatment you may need.

Here is the full Equality and Diversity Policy.

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