NI Health Trusts Draft Equality and Disability Action Plans

Closed 7 Nov 2017

Opened 7 Aug 2017


Welcome to the consultation pages for Health & Social Care Trusts.  We look forward to hearing your opinion on our plans.

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The 6 Health & Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland have worked together, along with other groups and individuals, to jointly produce draft regional Equality and Disability Action Plans for 2017 – 2022. 

Each Trust has also developed its own local draft  Equality and Disability Action Plans.

People shared their views and experiences at an event in January 2017.  This helped us to make our plans meaningful and relevant.  Read more about this by going to the ‘Related' section below.

We now have pleasure in sharing these draft documents with you.  We want to hear your views on our plans to ensure that the actions are meaningful, timely and have the potential to make a real difference to the lives of people who use our services, carers and families and to the lives of our staff.

We want to know what you think of these actions; which you agree with, which you don’t agreed with, any gaps you have identified and what else we could do in these areas.

Plans are available in Word or PDF, however we recognise that people may prefer to have this information in different formats, for example Easy Read, so please let us know if you would like the documents in an alternative format by contacting us using the information at the top of this page.

All the information you provide will be treated in strict confidence. See further information below.

Why We Are Consulting

Our Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan are necessary to help us meet our legislative duties under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act, both as an employer and a service provider.

On the following pages, you will be able to view and respond to the regional Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan which relates to all Trusts, and furthermore to each individual Trust's local plans.

We encourage you to take the time to review and respond to the regional plans and associated local plans stemming from them.

We also require some basic information about you such as your name and postcode, in Section 1.

What Happens Next

After the consultation period has closed, on XX October we will review our plans against the feedback we receive.


  • HSC Consultation Event

    From 3 Oct 2017 at 10:30 to 3 Oct 2017 at 15:00

    We will be holding a regional consultation event in Ballymena in County Antrim on 3 October. The times above are approximate. To find out more information and to register, please contact Martina Black at the Ambulance Service:
    Email -
    Telephone - 028 9040 0915
    Text Phone - 028 9040 0871


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