We are committed to the implementation of the Single Equality Act and the Human Rights Act in everything we do as a provider of services and employer of staff, and in the way that we conduct our business and run the charity. In addition, we are committed to promoting self-advocacy, advocating, lobbying and campaigning on issues relating to the equality and fundamental human rights of our beneficiaries including health inequalities, transforming care, and hate crime. Specific campaigns we are signed up to follow below.
Modern Slavery Act
As a small to medium sized (SME) employer, Three Cs is not required to make an annual slavery and human trafficking statement under the Modern Slavery Act 2016. However, we state our commitment to ensure as far as possible that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our operations, including our supply chains. If we become aware or suspicious that modern slavery or human trafficking is taking place in the course of our work out in the community, we undertake to alert relevant authorities immediately including the police and social services as necessary.
stands for stopping the over medication of people with learning disabilities, autism or both with psychotropic medication in order to manage their behaviour. Three Cs is signed up to the STOMP pledge for social care and is committed to the eradication of over-medicating in our own practices and challenging over-medication by healthcare professionals.
Learning Disability England
Three Cs is a founder member of Learning Disability England, a new organisation uniting people with learning disabilities, families, friends and professionals so that we are stronger, louder together. LDE is working with decision makers and the public to make life better for people with learning disabilities and their families.
Three Cs is committed to recruit, retain and benefit from the skills and talents of disabled employees. This includes a guaranteed interview system, reasonable adjustments, and a fully accessible ground level head office.
Three Cs actively supports the campaign to recognise carers across the sector for the professional expertise they bring to one of the most important roles – supporting people to live their best lives. Covid-19 revealed just how much we rely on our nation’s social care workers – and the risks that they took to do their job.
It has provided a focus on the incredible work they undertake, and the skills required to deliver social care and support to the highest of standards. This is the time the government needs to demonstrate its support and require all care funding to reflect that carers should be paid the Real Living Wage of £10.90 per hour and for people working in London, the London Living Wage of £11.95. That is we we are actively supporting the #BetterPay4SocialCare campaign, and you can join us by signing the petition here #BetterPay4SocialCare #RealLivingWage
Black Lives Matter and Stand Up to Racism
We at Three Cs stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Stand Up to Racism organisations in the UK, in protest against the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and racism in the US, and against the policies that have led to the disproportiontate number of deaths amongst black, Asian and minority ethnic people during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.
We also stand in solidarity with our staff, volunteers, trustees and people we support from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and thank you for your tireless and unstinting commitment to keeping all of the people we support safe and well during the Covid-19 crisis.