Being an organisation that welcomes everyone (Equality and Diversity)
Society is made up of people of different backgrounds, needs and perceptions. It includes people of all genders, people of different races and from different ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, lesbian, gay and bisexual people, trans people, people of different religions, faiths and philosophies including those who do not adhere to a faith, people of all ages, people from different economic backgrounds, and those with caring responsibilities.
Equality, diversity and inclusion apply to us all, both in terms of our obligations and our individual needs. For many people their sense of who they are is influenced by belonging to one or more diversity identities above. People who share a diversity identity are not the same. Even where we belong to the same diversity identity as another we are still individuals shaped by different life experiences. For example, each disability, impairment, mental or physical health condition is different, and even the way the same condition is experienced by two individuals is different.