EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

Zebra Housing Association recognises that some groups and individuals experience disadvantage and discrimination. We are working to redress discrimination based on gender, race (including ethnic or national origin), disability (including health status), sexual orientation, age, religion and belief (or lack of religion and belief and except where such beliefs are based on discriminatory practices), culture and responsibility for dependants.

We aim to recognize the needs of individuals in carrying out our roles as both an employer and a provider of services and will seek to adapt our employment practices and our services to take account of individuals’ needs wherever possible. We will always treat everyone we have dealings with, with dignity and respect.

Zebra Housing Association is mindful of its responsibilities under the appropriate legislation including the Race Relations Act 1976 as amended 2000 and 2003, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 as amended 2005, the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, the Employment Equality Regulations 2003 and 2006 and the Equality Act 2010. We also operate within the regulatory framework of the Homes and Communities Agency and seek to follow the guidance and good practice recommended by the HCA, National Housing Federation and Human Rights Commission. Zebra does not provide social housing and is therefore not subject to a number of elements of the regulatory regime. However as far as is possible and appropriate we will abide by it.

Zebra seeks to ensure equal service, fair treatment and freedom from harassment for all its residents, staff, contractors and consultants. This means that Zebra expects that all its Board members, employees and those providing services on our behalf will adhere to and positively promote the association’s Equality and Diversity Policy.

Zebra invites comments from anyone affected by our policies or services who feel that we have discriminated against them on any of the above grounds.

Zebra monitors and maintains statistics on its residents, staff, and Board by gender, race, disability, religion and age. We provide these statistics to our Board and regulator.