At Depaul UK we’re committed to ensuring that our staff, volunteers and partners feel respected, valued and celebrated for the broad range of life experience, skills and knowledge they bring to our organisation.
This spectrum of experience, knowledge and skills, coupled with an open-minded and creative approach to our work, enables us to provide supportive, client-led, responsive services to our diverse group of clients.
At Depaul UK people are at the heart of everything we do and this is embedded in our Vision and Values.
The commitments we have made in this Statement focus on equality, diversity and inclusion and underpin our Mission to bring an end to homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. To achieve these aims we work with the most vulnerable and marginalised people in mainstream communities.
These are more than just words for us. At Depaul UK, we celebrate the benefits of being an open, diverse and inclusive organisation and consistently work together to make this a reality.
Being diverse brings with it a wealth of different experiences, thoughts and views. So, it is important that our diversity reflects the diverse needs of the people accessing our services, and our staff reflect the diversity of the communities in which we work.
What we do and how we do it matters because this is how our staff and the people using our service get to know if we really mean what we say and experience our values and equality commitments.
We will act to ensure that at Depaul UK we will work to:
Our values are core to whom we work with, how we work with individuals and communities and the ways in which our services are designed and delivered.
Our Values are;
Depaul UK delivers an extensive range of services on a national basis and via an extensive portfolio of networks and partnerships. This is why we believe accountability is important and measure ourselves against the highest standards including those within the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty.
We are committed to being a truly diverse organisation, and this is reflected in our ambitious Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (available to download below.) This plan sets out what we are going to be doing over the next two years and is monitored at a strategic level by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions Working Group (made up of staff from across Depaul UK at all levels and from various teams/ departments).
Delivering Our Commitments
In addition to our action plan, we will:
We will review our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement on annual basis and our associated action plan on a quarterly basis. We will also review our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and procedures on a minimum basis of every three years to ensure it remains relevant and effective.
Download our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan: