Equality does not mean treating everybody the same, it means recognising people’s differences and adapting the way we work in order to ensure that everyone is given a fair and equal chance.
Diversity is recognising and valuing differences through inclusion, regardless of culture, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs and social background.
The Kaleidoscope Plus Group believes all people have the right to be treated fairly and with respect. The organisation aims to develop it’s workforce to become fully sensitive to the culture, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs and social background of others.
The organisation will take all reasonable steps to ensure that work settings and care settings celebrate and value differences in identities, cultures, religions, beliefs, abilities and social practices, whereby all individuals are valued because of their differences and not in spite of them.
Our commitment to equality is reflected in our policies, practices and services. This commitment goes beyond our ethos to promote equality and challenge discrimination. It involves an active commitment to identifying areas where inequality of access to mental health services and support exists for individuals and groups across the diverse communities of Sandwell, and to developing structures to address this wherever possible.
The Kaleidoscope Plus Group believes it is the responsibility of all Trustees, employees and volunteers to uphold the integrity of this commitment.