Who We Are
Diversity House was formally opened on the 27th of March 2007 with an office in Phoenix House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, as charitable organisation providing both community and prison-based services for diverse communities across Kent.
The charity aims to promote community integration, re-integration, social inclusion and cohesion within the Swale and Kent communities. It is our belief that individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, religion and believes, sexuality, sexual orientation, social class, and other social factors, should be treated with dignity, respect and adequate opportunities to access services within the community.
We are now also listed as a local group on the Co-operate which is created with communities, for communities, and is owned by communities. Please view our profile by clicking here.
Services to Service Providers
Our services are not only geared towards individual service users in the community. We also provide information, advice and support for service providers to enable them engage with the so called “Hard to Reach” groups. Our services include knowledge exchange with practitioners and their organisations, delivering workshops, training and seminars on cultural and heritage issues, cultural proficiency, equality, diversity and inclusion, equality impact analysis and gender analysis and gender mainstreaming, among others. Also, we run seminars, workshops and conferences on how to promote service users involvement and participation. We leverage opportunities for organisations to implement joint initiatives and joint working. The following are examples of people and organisations who use our services, young people, children and families, the unemployed, students, older people, those with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seeks, ex-offenders and those still in incarceration.
Trustees & Our Team
Our volunteers provide untiring help and support across a wide range of our operations, from office duties, to community outreach projects. We could not operate without them, in order to provide excellent service to the community and for this reason, we are highly grateful for their enthusiasm and energy.