Equality & Diversity
Cosmopolitan Housing Association is committed to the development of communities and their sustainability. We aim to ensure all our services are consistent with our established Equal Opportunity policy. Cosmopolitan Housing Association in pursuing this policy will comply with all appropriate legislation and attempt to achieve the highest professional 'best practice' standards as recommended by the Tenant Services Authroity, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Audit Commission and those interest groups representing the needs of those most disadvantaged in society.
Tenants are expected to adhere to matters of law in relation to equality and diversity and the terms of their tenancy agreement and to fulfill a 'good neighbour' role respecting the needs and circumstances of all people in their community.
What is Equality & Diversity?
Equality requires Cosmopolitan Housing Association to respond to the needs of individuals and groups according to their needs, which may at times involve engaging in positive action. The principles behind an approach in support of "equality" is one where an individual's or group's diverse background does not prevent them from receiving services, obtaining employment or simply being treated equally in accordance with the same high level of standards as any nationality or ethnic orgin, religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, culture, gender, class, appearance, responsibility for dependants, unrelated criminal activity, HIV, AIDS, income or spent convictions.
Diversity is concerned with recognising and valuing difference amongst the individuals and groups. This applies to the full range of services in which Cosmopolitan Housing Association engages. Our strategy recognises that:
Cosmopolitan Housing Association opposes all forms
of discrimination and will work hard to eliminate it
and promote good relations between people.