Richmond Fellowship has been reaccredited as an Investor in Diversity.
The accreditation, which the national mental health charity has held since 2016, recognises Richmond Fellowship’s structured and planned approach to embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the heart of the organisation.
To retain the accreditation, the National Centre for Diversity carried out an assessment to check the organisation remains focussed on continually building on this area.
The 2018 assessment began in April and included a staff survey asking for views on how well the organisation upholds and promotes the EDI principles, including tackling bullying, harassment and discrimination.
This year Richmond Fellowship also asked a selection of suppliers and other organisations it works with for their views. The assessor also met with a selection of staff from across Richmond Fellowship and with people who use services.
Tracey Bell, Group Director of Performance, Quality and Innovation at Richmond Fellowship said:
“This is a great achievement, recognising how well embedded EDI best practices are in Richmond Fellowship. Thank you to everyone who took part in the comprehensive assessment.”