Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


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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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.



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.

Equality and Diversity Statement

Bradford Cyrenians recognises that in society, groups and individuals are discriminated against on the grounds of, for example, race, gender, gender reassignment, social class, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, HIV status, physical and mental health, Marriage and Civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity or culture.
Bradford Cyrenians is committed to actively working as an equal opportunities employer and service provider to vulnerable people. We will strive to challenge all forms of discrimination by adopting and implementing policies and procedures designed to eliminate all forms of overt discrimination.
As part of our commitment and duty to employees, service users and other professionals that we work with, we will ensure that our policies, procedures and practice are regularly reviewed and monitored to promote anti-discriminatory practices. Thereby making all aspects of our work inclusive.
It is the aim of Bradford Cyrenians to combat any unreasonable or unfair treatment, which places people at a disadvantage for any reasons, whether this is related to their ability to do a job or their eligibility to receive services from us.
Anyone connected directly or indirectly to Bradford Cyrenians has the right to work and live in a non-discriminatory environment.


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.


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.