Statement on Equality and Diversity
Community Action Bradford and District take equality and diversity very seriously.
Please take the time to read our statement below, and if you have any questions or concerns, or suggestions on how we can improve, please contact us. We always welcome feedback.
Community Action works hard to uphold the highest standards of diversity and inclusion, both within our organisation and without: in who we work with and support across the voluntary sector, and throughout our local communities.
We uphold the Equality Act 2010 and embrace all protected characteristics therein. Within the scope of our services, we always aim to be inclusive.
Part of our role as a community organisation is to support and educate others, and to help individuals develop. We respect the opinions of others, and when we support groups with different views to our own, we seek to understand these perspectives. Where it is appropriate and legal to do so, we will continue to work with them while encouraging them to consider equality issues.
Over the past year, we have made strides in the diversification of our trustee board and our workforce, through active staff recruitment of more young people, people with disabilities, those with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and towards a greater gender parity.
We want our buildings and centers to be safe spaces for everyone, and with this in mind we have improved the disabled access for visitors and residents across our four locations. We conduct ongoing analysis of our services and methods of delivery to ensure everyone is included and can easily access and benefit from our offerings. We listen to an ever-wider range of voices so that we have the tools to advocate for more and different types of organisations and people.
“We are not complacent and we will continue to make sure that our organisation reflects the whole of Bradford District, from Ilkley, down through Keighley, Bingley, Shipley into the city of Bradford itself. We are working closely with partners such as Race Equality Network, Equality Together, Equity Partnership (and more) to ensure that, moving forward, our joint offers provide the best services for the whole of the VCSE in Bradford District.Our biggest challenge remains bringing young voices into our Trustee Board and we will work on this over the coming months.” – Dr. Soo Nevison, CEO, Community Action Bradford & District