We recognise that groups and individuals within our society have been, and continue to be, discriminated against on the basis of race, disability, sex, age, marital status, sexuality and religious belief. Direct discrimination takes place when a person is treated less favourably than others are (in the same circumstances) on these grounds. Indirect discrimination takes place when a condition or requirement, which adversely affects a particular group, is applied. We believe that all members of society have the right to be able to enjoy day-to-day living, free from all kinds of harassment and intolerant behaviour.
Equal opportunities are also important in the area of consultation to ensure that those who might be excluded because of language, religious custom, and mobility problems or other disability can participate as fully as possible. We intend to actively promote equality of opportunity in the provision of our services. Living and working in Hackney, East London, we consider ourselves to be part of a multi-ethnic community. We daily see the benefit of this diverse environment, in the colour and variety of lifestyle traditions, textiles and cuisine. We feel that this diversity allows us to draw upon an even wider range of references in order to create something new. As well as being aware of this as a client issue we are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and already have an ethnically mixed office. We also recognise that employment practice should take into account of the demands of childcare; we have personal experience of balancing work and family life.