Hankinson EPIC believes:

“A truly effective diverse organisation is one in which the differences individuals bring are valued and used”.

We believe there are five critical factors for improving equality and diversity:-

  • Commitment – understanding the concept, owning and leading the work at the highest levels and committing adequate resources.
  • Involving users - consulting the actual and potential users of services about their needs and requirements.
  • Mainstreaming equality and diversity - integrating equality and diversity into day to day work, and translating policy into practice.
  • Monitoring performance data – ensuring that data gathering and analysis on equality and diversity is part of core performance monitoring systems.
  • Sustainability – continuously keeping up the momentum to counter discrimination and promote diversity, reviewing performance and setting new targets.