DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Our aims are to challenge and address the issues concerning diversity and inclusion in the UK so that both the individual and society benefits.
We aim to work within the arena of diversity and inclusion to improve and promote diversity and inclusion throughout all sections of society including: education and employment opportunities, health Services, Social care,rights and public services.We believe we need to take concrete steps to ensure thatindividuals from BAME backgrounds can access and benefit from true inclusion across society.
We are working to take specific actions to address diversity and inclusion issues in the UK:
- Education, information and awareness: We provide education, information and awareness aimed at raising the profile of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) issues. We signpost individuals to the advice they need.
- Influencing public policy: We challenge and influence DEI policies and practices in both the private and the public sector, ensuring that the BAME and refugee community has a voice and that it is heard.
- Research and monitoring: We undertake research and monitoring activities regarding the implementation of DEI policies and initiatives.
- Increase participation, representation and access: We facilitate uptake, access and representation of the BAME community throughout society.
- Provision of services: We specifically work to close the health gap between BAME individuals and the rest of society through awareness, education, removing language barriers, interventions and more.
- Fighting problems: We help to fight discrimination, racism, prejudice, poverty and inequality in varied ways to remove barriers and promote the equal human rights of all.
Diversity Living Services work with diligence and commitment to help us achieve our expected outcomes:
- Advice leads to access: Through the provision of advice we will help improve access of BAME refugee and migrant communities across the fields of welfare rights, housing, immigration and asylum, health, education and employment.
- Awareness leads to action: Through increasing the awareness of rights, entitlements and availability of legal representation in BAME communities we can expect to see individuals improve their own access through self-awareness and knowledge of their own rights. This in turn improves confidence and self-esteem leading to empowerment to lead independent lives.
- Reduced poverty leads to opportunity: We expect to witness reduced poverty and disadvantage among BAME, refugee and migrant communities.