Redbridge’s mental health trust praised for work to improve diversity

PUBLISHED: 12:27 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:27 24 July 2017

ENEI Award Winners 2017 (Credit: Jonathan Banks)

ENEI Award Winners 2017 (Credit: Jonathan Banks)

Jonathan Banks

Redbridge’s mental health trust has been recognised for its hard work to improve diversity in the workplace.

The North East London Foundation Trust (Nelft) scooped the top award at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion last Tuesday.

The trust won the public sector award in recognition of the work it has done “to promote equality and diversity for black and ethnic minority staff with the implementation of its ethnic minority staff network strategy.”

At the ceremony, which was held at The Law Society in London, Wellington Makala, NELFT’s assistant director of adult mental health and and Harjit Bansal, equality and diversity manager collected the award.

Harjit said: “The dream for the Ethnic Minority Staff Network is to have fair and transparent processes in place which become the norm, so that we no longer need a strategy!”

NELFT has also been shortlisted for the 2017 National Diversity Awards which take place at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on Friday September 8.

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