The Health Improvement team is an active partner within the HSCP in promoting equalities and meeting legislative requirements. Laws are now in place which are designed to protect people from unfair discrimination due to their personal characteristics. Referred to as ‘protected characteristics’, these include:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage & civil partnership
  • pregnancy & maternity
  • sex
  • race
  • religion & belief
  • sexual orientation

This means, for example, making sure that services are working well for everyone and that people are getting information in a way they can understand.