Equality & Diversity Policy

Introduction

Our vision is for the Florence House to be a successful, caring and welcoming place for staff, customers and suppliers. We want to create a supportive and inclusive environment where staff can reach their full potential and welcome is provided in partnership with clients and suppliers, without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding is fostered and the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances will be positively valued. This Policy will help us to achieve this vision.

Legal Responsibilities

The rights of our staff, clients and suppliers with regards to discrimination are protected by anti-discrimination legislation. By adopting this Policy, we accept our responsibility to ensure that discrimination does not take place and that everyone is treated fairly and equally.

Aim

The aim of this Policy is to achieve equality by removing any potential discrimination in the way that our staff and clients and suppliers cared and treated by the Florence House, including people…

  • • with disabilities
  • • of different sexual orientations
  • • who are transgendered and transsexual people
  • • of different races
  • • on the grounds of their sex
  • • of faith and of no faith
  • • in relation to their age
  • • in relation to their social class or medical condition
  • • who work part-time
  • • who are married or in a civil partnership
  • • who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding

 

Putting This Policy Into Practice

We aim to develop and support equality and diversity measures by:

  • • Providing services that are accessible to staff, clients or suppliers with disability
  • • Informing all staff of this policy
  • • Responding positively to the diverse needs and experiences of our staff, clients and suppliers even when those needs are challenging to deal with

Comments & Concerns

If you believe you have been treated in any way contrary to this Policy or you have any comments on how we can ensure that it works better, please contact Steve.   We will investigate your concerns and take appropriate action.

Monitoring & Review

We will monitor the effectiveness of this Policy and the impact on all other relevant policies and practice. This review will happen when necessary and as a minimum annually.

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