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The Camden Society's Equal Opportunities Statement

The Camden Society recognises that certain groups and individuals in society are disadvantaged by the discrimination they experience as a result of their, class, colour, religion or beliefs, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, gender reassignment status or medical condition.  We also recognise that discrimination can be direct or indirect and can take place at a personal as well as an institutional level.  We strongly believe that such discrimination is wrong.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.  Our values are based on equality and inclusion and we aim to ensure that these values are reflected in our policies and our work. By equality of opportunity we mean that no person or group seeking our services, jobs or contracts will be treated less favourably.  

By diversity we mean we will: ·              

  • Recognise and respect the differences between people;              

  • Provide services that match differing needs and preferences;       

  • Facilitate and encourage understanding between people who have different backgrounds and experiences. 


Equal Opportunities Vision

We aim to:            

  • ensure that all clients and customers including users of our housing services, day services, learning and employment services and other customers are treated fairly and equally;      

  • ensure that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly and equally;              

  • combat all forms of harassment;        

  • ensure that access to our services is equitable and fair and that information about them is available and accessible to all;           

  • ensure that our clients and customers reflect the communities that we serve;               

  • ensure that our decision making bodies e.g. our committees reflect the communities that we serve;

  • ensure that in the long term our workforce represents the communities that we serve. 


Our objectives are to:  
              
  • publicise our commitment to equal opportunities and the elimination of harassment;     

  • provide training to our staff on our policy and its implementation;             

  • identify under-represented groups in the areas that we work and engage with community groups that work with them;         

  • carry out a detailed assessment of need;           

  • ensure that our services are appropriate for the local communities in which we work;          

  • ensure that our commitment to equal opportunities is understood by our contractors, consultants and any other organisation we work with;               

  • develop annual equality strategies for each of our service areas and monitor our progress against them.


We are more than happy to discuss any element of our equal opportunities statement with you. If you have any feedback or question please contact us in the following ways: