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Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

Havens Hospices is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, but we want our actions to go beyond words on a page or a social media post.

We’re working with the National Centre for Diversity, embedding the principles of FREDIE in every aspect of our charity, from how we provide our care to the recruitment of people that make this happen.

FREDIE means Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. Our FREDIE Champions are constantly reviewing and implementing the actions presented to us from the NCFD, and challenging any further barriers to truly living these values.

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So far we've:
  • Conducted a staff and volunteer survey to identify areas of good practice and highlight areas for improvement
  • Created a group of staff from across Havens Hospices with responsibility for steering the organisation’s commitment to FREDIE
  • Been listed within the 2021 National Centre for Diversity's index of the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces
  • Anonymised screening of new applicants by removing personal details from CV's and application forms, eliminating conscious and unconscious bias. Read more on our Equal Opportunities recruitment statement here
  • Created a calendar, celebrating festivals and campaigns that highlight protected characteristics

There is still more to do – there always will be. But it’s a journey we’re committed to. Every one of us, ‘Making every day count.’