Workforce equality and diversity

We want everyone to be able to be themselves in the workplace and feel valued and respected for the diversity they bring to the workforce.

We provide equality, diversity and human rights training to all staff and aim to ensure equality of opportunity, to tackle discrimination and to foster good relations between different groups of people within our workforce.

We monitor workforce diversity to help us identify any imbalances and differing outcomes for different groups of people within our workforce. For more information you can view our latest annual report on workforce equality and diversity here or our diversity brochure here.


Our employees can contact us for advice or support via their local HR Business Partners directly, by contacting us at or on 01604 616464 (text relay calls welcome).


Action on hearing loss

We know that in the UK around 40% of people aged 50 years and over, rising to 70% of people by age 70 years, experience hearing loss. Sometimes people are worried about how employers will react if they disclose age-related hearing loss. Our Human Resources team helps members of staff to identify the support they need and what can can be put in place to help in the workplace if their hearing loss is:

  • affecting their ability to hear clearly in meetings
  • making it difficult to use the telephone
  • creating barriers that are making it difficult to work effectively.

Members of staff who are not sure if they are experiencing hearing loss, or if it has worsened, can use this free online hearing check.


Equality Network Groups

We have a proactive network of equality groups that help to raise awareness about equality matters, support staff experiencing issues and work to improve equality and inclusion in the workplace.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group

​Supporting Everyone’s Sexual and Gender Identity

Race and Culture Equality Group

Supporting Everyone’s Race and Cultural Equality

ABLE Group

Supporting Everyone’s Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Equality and Diversity Champions Group

Promoting Respect, Dignity and Equality for All