Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Pledge for Wakefield District HCP

The COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on the inequalities in our society. This was evident from the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on people from black and minority ethnic communities.

Our new EDI Pledge for Wakefield District Health & Care Partnership (HCP) has been developed over time through a collaborative approach across the partnership. We are now very pleased to share the pledge with everyone, which has been signed by the leaders of 15 partner organisations, showing our collective commitment to put the pledge into action.

Our Wakefield District HCP EDI group is now considering how to take these important conversations forward, fulfilling the four commitments contained in the EDI pledge and building on the six themes identified through the EDI Summit held in 2021. We want to support all our workforce to develop their skills and confidence to take meaningful action, and to understand the ways in which we can all contribute to further developing a workforce culture we are all proud to be a part of.

The EDI group is part of our HR network, which manages our collaborative People Plan. The EDI group works together to identify and promote best practice and shared improvements to wide ranging issues.

Further information on our EDI Pledge and People Plan can be found here.

Wakefield EDI Summit – 30th September

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Summit
Thursday 30th September


As health, social care, community and housing services continue to manage the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we work together to build an inclusive workforce and tackle inequality across the Wakefield District.

If you’re passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and want to be part of our conversation, come along to our FREE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Summit on 30th September! 

Wakefield Integrated Care Partnership

This FREE online event has been developed on behalf of the Wakefield Integrated Care Partnership HR Directors Network, a network of health, social care, voluntary and community sector and housing organisations that are passionate about equality and diversity. Together, we’re reaching out to our staff to spark conversations around inclusivity and explore how we can do more to tackle inequalities in the workplace.

Click here to view the event poster and click here to view the agenda.

The full event guide, with details on speakers can be accessed here and is also available as a plain text version.

Join our Wakefield Summit for some fantastic keynote speakers and get involved with workshops discussing key EDI issues, including:

Building a more inclusive workplace

Reflecting BAME experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

Inclusive Recruitment

Trans Inclusion

The full event guide, with details on speakers can be accessed here and is also available as a plain text version.

You can book your place here.

Please feel free to share this email with your colleagues and look out for your event Invite soon!