Equality and Diversity Statement

The Macari Foundation is committed to taking action to stop discrimination and is actively working to increase opportunities for all customers and staff. In turn, the Macari Foundation expects all customers and staff to play their part in making this a reality.

We work to ensure that we have strategies in place to achieve equality and promote diversity in all areas of service provision. At a minimum, this means that no one will be treated less favourably than any one else because of:

• Race, skin colour, ethnic or national origin;

• Religious beliefs;

• Age;

• Sex, marital status, sexual orientation or gender reassignment;

• Political beliefs;

• Responsibility for dependents;

• Social class;

• Physical or mental disability;

• Union membership or any other grounds.

The Macari Foundation, through its activities, shall look for opportunities to enrich community life and will ensure that there is no unlawful discrimination in any of its activities. All staff, contractors and consultants have to apply this policy to their work for the Macari Foundation.

All tenants/customers have a responsibility to follow this policy and failure to do so could lead to the eviction of those responsible. They should not harass, bully, or discriminate against other tenants, consultants and contractors or employees of the Macari Foundation.

This is a condition of tenancy.

We aim to provide accommodation fairly and without discrimination and will work with local organisations to assess and prioritise the housing needs of people.

By monitoring the ethnic origin, gender and disability of everyone we house, the Macari Foundation can check that every person has equal treatment when accommodation is offered.

We will ensure that all our procedures prevent discrimination and take account of diversity as far as possible and we will inform tenants of their responsibilities. We will take firm action to tackle all forms of harassment, which is a breach of tenancy. Such breaches can result in eviction of those responsible.

The Macari Foundation aim to resolve complaints promptly and we publicise our complaints procedure to ensure that all tenants are clear how they can use it.

Should you have any questions about this policy, what it means to you and how it is implemented, then please get in touch with us at:

The Macari Centre, Unit 4, Regent Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3BT.

Telephone: 07500 771 682 / 07884 586 129



The Macari Foundation is a Registered Charity No. 1168463

Registered address:
Genesis Centre, North Staffs Business Park, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4BF