Equal Opportunities Policy

We are committed to equal opportunities policy and practice and will ensure that all employees and service users, both actual and potential, are treated equally and as individuals regardless of physical or mental disability or mental ill health, race, colour, creed, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital or parental status, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, age (other than any statutory retirement age), religion or belief, political belief, class, caring responsibility, employment status, trade union membership, unrelated criminal conviction. We adhere to the conditions of the Equality Act 2010.

This equal opportunities policy will be implemented across all aspects of the businesses work, including the appointment and employment of staff, and all dealings with the public. We aim to make our services accessible to as wide a range of the public as possible and in order to achieve this will take steps to remove barriers which prevent potential audience, participants members and users from having equal access to the our activities. This will include:

  • ensuring that activities take place in venues and premises which are accessible to those with mobility issues
  • encouraging and enabling people from underrepresented groups to attend and participate
  • providing facilities, where appropriate, for disabled people to enable them to participate fully in activities
  • ensuring that the design of publicity material takes account of the needs of disabled people both in terms of print, format, information on access.

We will monitor the effectiveness of the policy on a regular basis.