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Age UK Tunbridge Wells is committed to making sure that equality, diversion and inclusion is central in everything we do. From employment to our volunteering opportunities and to the provision of services to all service users, we're continuously working towards a society where everyone is treated equally.

What do we mean by diversity and inclusion?

Diversity is about celebrating our differences, whether that be the different cultures we come from, our different family structures, where we live, our faith and belief system or simply the difference in our abilities.

By inclusion, we look at our experiences. Whether that's at work, when using public services or in wider society and the extent to which we feel valued and included.

What is Age UK’s position on diversity and inclusion?

Age UK Tunbridge Wells is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment, volunteering opportunities and the provision of services to all service users.

Within our services for older people

Older people often are discriminated against and this is something that Age UK Tunbridge Wells aims to confront. To do this effectively, ongoing data analysis is carried out an can be used in a number of ways:

1. Compare with regional representative data to see how far the workforce represents the local community.

2. Compare with industry standard data to see how Age UK Tunbridge Wells compares with others in the sector.

3. Compare with previous year’s data and look for patterns and trends to see if there is a cause for concern, and determine what to do about it.

4. See whether Age UK Tunbridge Wells is meeting its equality, diversity and inclusion aims, including through ‘reasonable adjustment’ and the use of the ‘Access to Work’ scheme.

As an employer

Age UK Tunbridge Wells aims to create a work environment in which all personnel are treated equally and are free from discrimination, bullying, victimisation or harassment in any work-related environment. This applies in any work-related situation. We aim to allow all people to give their best and to make all decisions on merit.

Overall, not only do we aim to confront discromiation, we believe we have a role to educate others in recognising, understanding and eliminating discriminatory practices. 

Why do we do this?

We belive in a society that is equal, diverse and incluisive of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation as well as any other characteristic that differentiaites us from the enxt person.

Society cannot move forward and prosper while people are treated unfairly and not as equals. Age UK Tunbrigde Wells believes in making the steps to help develop greater social cohesion through a continuous commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.