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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

EDI – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Affinity Trust, we have an inclusive culture, which respects individual difference and enables the people we support and the people we work with to be their authentic self and fulfil their potential. In turn, they contribute positively to the diverse range of communities in which they live and work.

We are committed to creating an environment that promotes dignity and respect for all. Our EDI Action Group is dedicated to breaking down barriers and ensuring that everyone feels included – by the words we say, the things we do and who we are.

We recognise that our organisation benefits from its diversity and are dedicated to championing and celebrating cultural differences. Over the past 12 months, we have shown our commitment and will build on this further to show our continued intention of promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for all.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. 


Support – and inclusion – can mean different things to different people, but empathy stays the same.

We were approached by one of the local authorities in Scotland we work with to see if anyone would like to help with their Ukrainian Resettlement Programme. Four people stepped up, who now work with families arriving from Ukraine. They help the people familiarise themselves with their new home and give them a warm welcome to Scotland. They also provide practical support, like help to apply for benefits or access resources from the local authority, anything that helps the refugees make a home here.

It’s been a real success, so much so that the authority has extended the relationship for another six months.

 

Leeds Pride – Raising money for a project called ‘Out Spoken’

Chloe, a support worker, suggested having a presence for Affinity Trust at Leeds Pride which turned into a fantastic event that put our values into action. She wanted to support an LGBTQI project she holds close to her heart; it was a team effort with the people they support. The enthusiasm never wavered, and the smiles were constant throughout the day.

Their first time at pride representing Affinity Trust, they were lucky enough to be able to be given a chance to have a stall to raise awareness for a project called ‘Out Spoken’, which was organised by the charity ‘Change’. The project aims to improve access to services and inclusion in the LGBTQI community for people with a learning disability or autism.

It was an incredible experience. So much happiness, love and positive energy in one place, they have had the most fun, with their stall consistently busy with people wanting to donate money to get their faces painted or donated money for some pride badges.

Leeds Pride was a great success; the most important factor for being present at Leeds Pride was addressing all the barriers that hinder an unrepresented group. They managed to raise almost £300 for the project ‘Out Spoken’.

Well done to Connie, Chloe and the Team.

 

 

Contact us

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Head Office

Head Office
1 St. Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267829 E: info@affinitytrust.org
Media enquiries to:
1 St. Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT
T: 07553 264 975 E: PressOffice@affinitytrust.org

Central England

Central - Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 0116 236 3793 F: 0345 643 7094 E: infocentral@affinitytrust.org
Sheffield
For enquiries about Sheffield-based services
T: 07387 058 872 (9am-3.45pm Monday-Thursday only) E: infosheffield@affinitytrust.org

East England

East - Divisional Office
U18, South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire PE16 6TT View Map
T: 01354 696009 F: 08456 437521 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org
Enquiries for Norfolk and Suffolk should be directed to the Divisional Office.
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North England

North - Divisional Office
Unit 12, Curtis House Business Centre, Leeds, LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Bradford District Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DZ View Map
T: 01274 533553 E: infoshipley@affinitytrust.org
West Midlands Office
Flat 7, Parry’s Court, Woodside Place, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AA View Map
T: 01543 578764

Positive Behaviour Support for children, young people and their families

Positive Behaviour Support
1 St. Andrew's Court Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3WT View Map
T: 07341 478228 E: paultaylor@affinitytrust.org

Scotland

Scotland - Divisional Office
62 Viewfield Road, Ayr KA8 8HH View Map
T: 01292 436030 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Aberdeen Office
87a Urquhart Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5ND View Map
T: 01224 039264 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Isle of Bute Office
18 East Princes Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DL View Map
T: 01700 500376 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Irvine office
Suites 2/1 and 2/2, Landek House, 44-46 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP View Map
T: 01294 446600 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org

South & South West

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
Somerset Office
Mendip Court, Bath Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DG View Map
T: 01749 605594 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org

South East, Bedford and Northamptonshire

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org

Specialist Support

Specialist Support
Head Office, 1 St Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E: info@affinitytrust.org