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Our People Plan

Our People Plan plays a critical role in embedding our values and behaviours, which will enable transformational change,whilst driving continual improvement in delivering our priorities. We pride ourselves on living by our STRIVE values of 

Support, Trust, Respect, Integrity, Value Diversity and Engage.

Our values underpin our practice and behaviours and are at the heart of everything that we do. How we do things are just as important as what we do.

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Health & Wellbeing

To create a positive, collaborative, safe and healthy working environment where all employees can thrive, flourish and achieve.  We want our workforce to be healthy, happy and resilient.

Employee Engagement and Communication

To give employees a voice to be heard; to be creative, to influence and to collaborate on how services are delivered; whilst ensuring key messages are communicated throughout the entire workforce.

Our People Plan is made up of five main strategic aims supporting a positive culture to embrace the changes and challenges ahead, whilst delivering our key priorities.

Authentic & Compassionate Leadership

To develop and support our managers to lead employees with authenticity and compassion, enabling them to thrive & stay connected. Effective leadership is essential in creating the conditions for motivated and engaged employees and all our leaders are given the essential tools and learning to lead and manage their teams and services effectively.

Diverse, Inclusive & Hybrid Workforce

To demonstrate the many different ways that our people can contribute to the success of achieving our purpose by ensuring that they feel valued and supported enough to feel able to do so.

Learning and Development

Grow and nurture our workforce at all levels, investing in workforce learning and development opportunities for all colleagues to enhance the effective delivery of our services.

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