Promoting equality and respecting diversity
We work with our colleagues, people we support and a number of organisations to do everything we can to be inclusive of diversity and ensure we treat everyone fairly and with respect. Our feedback from colleagues in the recent Great Places to Work survey reflect this.
Dimensions Equality, Diversity and Inclusion report provides a review of the areas worked on, progress made and our intentions of what we intend to do next.
Click here to download Dimensions Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Review Report 2021
We offer opportunities and resources to help staff understand more about the diversity of our staff and the people we support.
Matching staff to people we support according to shared cultural needs, preferences and beliefs helps make sure we can deliver truly person-centred support.
Alongside the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager and our supported employment advisor, we have a dedicated team of Diversity champions who drive, support and promote the delivery of the organisations strategic intent on being inclusive. In addition, we work collaboratively with external experts. We are Disability Confident Leaders, have signed up to the Business in the Community Race at Work charter which requires 5 calls to action and have achieved the RNID Louder than Words accreditation.
Louder than Words Charter
Dimensions is committed to being an inclusive service provider and employer. We really value the richness of what having a diverse workforce brings. To enable us to achieve this for the deaf/deafened community, we enrolled with Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) to understand how we could better support our deaf colleagues and attract more deaf people to work for us.
After a rigorous process, consulting and working with deaf colleagues we achieved the Louder than Words Charter. This accreditation demonstrates that Dimensions has taken steps to ensure that as much as possible our practices are inclusive for deaf/hard of hearing people.
For example we now have signed videos that support all the written communication a new job applicant receives. Deaf colleagues have assisted with the development of these and we really hope that they will enable other people who are deaf to gain employment with us.