The New Well is committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination in all forms. The New Well will strive to create an environment which promotes dignity and respect to all.
The values of The New Well are:
Welcoming and honouring everyone
Loving God and one another
Living in hope
The New Well opposes all forms of intimidation, harassment or victimisation. It is sensitive to the diversity of human experience, values and culture and this will be taken into account. This policy applies to all clients, potential clients, staff and volunteers, however, The New Well recognises that in order to achieve equality this will not mean everyone is treated in the same way.
The New Well will work with the individual requirements so that client’s needs are met as far as is appropriate. Towards its staff and volunteers, The New Well recognises each individual for their uniqueness and the special contribution which each may make to the work. The New Well will make reasonable adjustments for the inclusion of clients, staff or volunteers who would otherwise face barriers to inclusion.
The New Well is an organisation founded in the Christian faith and the services we provide are based on Christian values. All who use the service will therefore be treated with empathy and respect, acknowledging and celebrating their uniqueness, value and right to make their own life choices.
All staff and volunteers will be required to be sympathetic to the Christian foundations of the service as well as the ethos in working with human diversity, meeting each at their point of need to journey with them as their need requires, unconditionally and without discrimination or partiality of any kind.