Equality and Diversity Policy

The Cardiac Exercise Club

1. Introduction

The responsibility for ensuring equality and diversity among potential and actual users, members & volunteers, rests ultimately with the Management Committee. Volunteers and the Management Committee are responsible for the implementation of the policy, its observance, monitoring it on a day-to-day basis and reporting on its operation to the membership.

The policy consists of the following:

Statement of intent

The Policy

2. Statement of Intent

The Cardiac Exercise Club recognises that certain individuals and groups are discriminated against on grounds of disability, race, ethnic origin, culture, socio-economic background, gender, sexuality, religion, creed, marital status and age. The Cardiac Exercise Club is committed to working towards eliminating all forms of discrimination both through its own work and through its interaction with other organisations. Recognising that passive policies will not achieve change, the Cardiac Exercise Club will, through regular monitoring of policies and practice, take active steps to combat discrimination.

3. The Policy

Service Provision: Users must have easy access to information about the Cardiac Exercise Club’s services which may involve making materials available where appropriate in a variety of media, e.g. in large print or electronically. In particular, all printed materials will be in a minimum of 10pt type. It is also recognised that the Cardiac Exercise Club will not be able to meet all the demands made upon its services. There will be a drawn up and publicly available list of priorities for the service which will be regularly reviewed.

Additionally, it is recognised that there may from time to time be complaints against members of the committee, the volunteers or the service. Information will be readily available, giving details of how a complaint may be made.

Purchasing: The Cardiac Exercise Club will try to ensure that the goods and services it offers are accessible to all groups. It will not knowingly receive or purchase goods and services from agencies which practise discrimination.

Monitoring: Regular monitoring and reviews of all procedures will take place from time to time, to check the effectiveness of the Cardiac Exercise Club's Equality and Diversity policy.

Charity: 1111416

Sport Relief, Merton Homes and Lottery sponsor the Cardiac Club