Our communities are made up of different people, all with their barriers to accessing services, and it is every group’s responsibility to look at how they go about their charitable objectives in making it as accessible as possible for everyone.
This can be quite daunting, especially if it is not obvious what you need to change.
Top tips and things to remember
- EDI covers all aspects of your organisation, from how you communicate with people, to those on your Board. It touches everything and should be something you think about all the time.
- There are compelling reasons organisations should seek to be inclusive. To meet their statutory responsibilities and deliver on their equality policies but also to widen the pool of talent, embrace the expertise of volunteers with lived experience and improve their own future sustainability.
- Inclusive organisations have:
- a welcoming and open culture
- a clearly communicated equality policy
- volunteer roles that offer flexibility and work with individual need
- fair and open recruitment and management procedures
- a zero-tolerance of discrimination, and
- a demographic that reflects the community they serve.
Need more support?
If you need more support or one-to-one advice on this topic, get in touch with either Hunts Forum or CCVS. We have knowledgeable staff who can advise and offer more support suitable for your organisation. If you are not sure which organisation to contact email us at email@example.com, and we will pass you on to the right person.