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Making CARA more diverse and inclusive

CARA's commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

CARA seeks to be an inclusive organisation that actively encourages, supports and values diversity amongst both our service-users and our workers.   We wish to create a culture in which discrimination, in all its forms, is recognised and addressed.

 

CARA aims to:

  • Open up as a service-provider and as an employer to people from diverse backgrounds, creating conditions where they want to enter, stay and to thrive, where they feel their needs are responded to and they are uniquely valued.
  • Identify and actively address under-representations in the diversity of our service-users and workers.
  • Recognise and understand intersectionality, that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and we must consider everything and anything that can marginalise people. 
  • Reorientate our work to address discrimination in all its forms.

Some of the actions we plan to take in 2021 to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation are:

  • Providing training for all CARA workers in LGBTQ+ Awareness.
  • Providing a range of resources, including books, articles and videos around diversity and inclusion for CARA workers to use.
  • Analysing our data to identify whether people from certain backgrounds are under-represented amongst our service-users and our workers.
  • Making links with community groups to help us reach people who may not know about our services, or who may feel excluded from the support we offer.
  • Reviewing the way our services run to make them as accessible and inclusive as possible.

 

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Feedback on diversity and inclusion at CARA

f you have feedback on diversity and inclusion at CARA, please get in touch.  You can contact us on info@caraessex.org.uk or by calling our office line on 01206 357881.

If you experienced barriers to accessing CARA's services or think we should provide our services in a different way to meet your needs, please let us know.  You can contact us on info@caraessex.org.uk or by calling our office line on 01206 357881.