Accessibility Policy

BNCLT Equality and Diversity Policy

BNCLT aims to operate in an atmosphere of friendship, respect and care for its members and wider community. All individuals, above the age of 16, who live or work in the Parish will be welcomed as members.

Our policy is to:
  treat every prospective member, member, tenant and parishioner equally and with fairness and respect;
  abide by the Equality Act 2010 and not unlawfully discriminate because of age, disability, gender assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation;
  oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination.

All members are required to fulfil their obligations as set out in the Members Code of Conduct.

Inclusion and respect

BNCLT commits to:

  encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion in the CLT;
  creating an environment where every member, tenant or parishioner will be made to feel equally welcome within the Parish and at meetings of the BNCLT;
  where individual differences and the contributions of all members are recognised and valued;
  take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow members.

All our meetings will be held at venues that are accessible to all our members no matter what their disability. Our website will comply with current standards to meet accessibility requirements for the visually impaired, dyslectic or people whose manual dexterity is restricted.

Dealing with discrimination and harassment

If any member, tenant or Parishioner feel they have been discriminated against by the Board of Trustees; or harassed by another member at a BNCLT meeting they should contact the Secretary who will advise them of the BNCLT’s grievance policy and procedure.

Approved by the Board

12 November 2020 – Reviewed annually