Diversity House is committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity; being fair and inclusive in all our work as: a charity that tackles social inequalities, a service provider and as an employer; treating our stakeholders, service users and staff (paid and unpaid) with dignity and respect, and therefore ensuring that the equality duties are being met. Our clear aim is to build equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into everything we do.
Diversity House believe that the promotion of EDI is important in combating injustice against those who share any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. It is illegal, and unfair, for a person to experience disadvantage on the basis of a protected characteristic; all our staff and stakeholders are entitled to expect that they will be treated fairly. Diversity House aims to be a more inclusive workplace because organisations free from discrimination can work more efficiently and achieve the greatest benefits.
We will continue to be a wholly inclusive service where differences are encouraged, respected and valued. As an Equality and Human Rights Champion, we require all our partners and collaborators to comply with equalities legislation and actively promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
• To ensure equality of opportunity and outcome
• To promote an inclusive culture
• To secure freedom from discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, culture, race, faith, belief, physical, sensory or learning disability, mental or physical health, age, social or marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity.
• To ensure that no individuals or groups are denied access to services
• To promote diversity within a safe environment for all potential and current service users and staff, in both service delivery and employment practice
• To identify factors and barriers which may result in prospective or actual service users being disadvantaged either directly or indirectly
• To take measures to compensate for these factors and remove barriers
• To continue to tackle discrimination by providing accessible services and creating inclusive support environments
• To include assertive community outreach as part of our delivery approach, ensuring that those living in rural areas or unable to reach us are targeted and supported