Equality Statement

Delight Supported Living ltd is an equal opportunities employer in all respects. This applies to recruitment, training, pay, benefits, promotion, maternity, parenthood, discipline, and grievance, but is not limited to these areas.

Our company takes seriously its duty not to unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, race, nationality, age, disability, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation. Our company is committed to supporting the aims of the Equality Act 2010 and complying with the Equality Act 2010 Codes of Practice.

Equality and diversity mean treating everyone equally regardless of their colour, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability etc., it is different to treating people the same; different people have different needs, so individuality should be taken into account.

Staff in care settings must value diversity, and not give favourable treatment to certain groups of people at the expense of those whom they hold prejudices against and having the chance to be able to have the rights!

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that everyone is unique and recognizing and accepting our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.

It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of differences contained within everyone.

We believe that all individuals, service users and staff should have equal access to services and information and that these things are the norm, not the exception. We will make sure that where possible services and information will be presented and delivered in a format appropriate to the individual.

We also believe that diversity and equality are something that should be recognised by everyone, management, service users and staff. Part of this recognition is what forms our promise to try and match service users and staff of similar backgrounds, cultures, etc. However, we also recognise that truly accepting equality and diversity must embrace different backgrounds, cultures, etc. That is how society learns to live side by side.