Equality and Diversity
Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can
participate and have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Diversity is about the recognition and valuing of difference in
its broadest sense. It is about creating a working culture and
practices that recognise, respect, value and harness difference for
the benefit of those who use our services and for staff.
Equality and diversity are not interchangeable, they need to be
progressed together. There is no equality of opportunity if
difference is not recognised and valued.
We encourage all organisations to hold an Equality Policy and to
deliver projects accordingly, to make a commitment to Equality and
Diversity in their practice and ensure that their work is
accessible and inclusive. We are happy to support and advise
organisations in these areas so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like
any assistance or if you have something you would like us to
mention or include.
You may also find the following websites useful, interesting and
we hope - inspiring:
inspired by the values and achievements on the Paralympic Movement,
resources include toolkits relating to accessibility and
Formerly known as DaDa-South - Disability Arts Development
Disability equality scheme 2010-13
Human Rights Commission
Advice and guidance,
The Equalities Act 2010