Equality and diversity and coronavirus

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the CSP has been working to support and protect members at work, including on issues related to equity, diversity and belonging.

Diverse hands reaching up

What has CSP been doing nationally?

Since March 2020, we have used a range of national opportunities UK governments, NHS partnership structures, such as the NHS staff council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, and through our affiliation to the TUC, STUC, Wales TUC and Northern Ireland Congress of Trade Unions to pursue matters of equality and diversity related to coronavirus.

The CSP's CEO, Karen Middleton, alongside the leadership team and colleagues from across the CSP, have worked with members from the diversity networks to ensure their views are represented internally at the CSP and externally within wider organisations.

Key actions in 2020

2021 equity, diversity and belonging key moments

Covid-19 guidance and reports 

Domestic violence

Calls to domestic abuse lines more than doubled in the UK during lockdown. We also know that, tragically, three times as many women were killed by men in their own homes during lockdown.

CSP Members Benevolent Fund

If you are experiencing hardship, The CSP Members Benevolent Fund can help. It was set up in 1917 to support members experiencing financial difficulties.

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