Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

 

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Bradford Cyrenians is committed to delivering services in a fair, objective and equitable manner. As an employer we welcome applicants from diverse communities, backgrounds and cultures.

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Strategy

Bradford Cyrenians has developed an Equality & Diversity Strategy and Action Plan, which sets out mechanisms for improving access for diverse communities, irrespective of whether they use our support service, are a member of staff or as a Trustee serving on the management committee. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, one of our internal performance and improvement targets is to proactively promote our services to excluded and marginalised groups.

 

Understanding

We aim to meet the diverse needs of communities we serve in a number of ways. For instance, our chef will meet the dietary needs of our service users, which involves providing culturally specific foods. We advertise places of worship of many denominations on notice boards, we have religious artefacts available i.e. The Bible, The Qur’an, Rosary Beads, Prayer Mats etc. We also make provisions for men fasting during the month of Ramadan.

Multiculturalism

Our Equalities Champions help to organise cultural events so that staff & service users can celebrate and learn in the process. For instance we have enjoyed Yorkshire Day, Chinese New Year, Christmas, New Year, World Mental Health Day and World Aids Day, to name but a few.

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Diversification

As part of our training and development programme, all staff have accessed training on equality and diversity to ensure that the diverse communities accommodated in Bradford can be better catered for in terms of their cultural and religious beliefs.

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