We seek to ensure that our organisation is relevant and accessible to all. We value fresh perspectives and insights gained by involving and welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
We recognise the strength that diversity brings. Differences such as gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, culture, physical appearance and national origin are recognised and celebrated.
While we appreciate that people from different backgrounds bring new skills, ideas and experiences, we also recognise that these differences can result in unfavourable treatment or discrimination. We are firmly committed to challenging discrimination and striving to achieve equal access for all.
We have three diversity networks: BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic), Disability, and LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Plus). The networks are open to all staff and volunteers and provide forums to meet new people, share experiences, and learn about initiatives and opportunities. The networks are also consulted on relevant projects and activities.