Employers equality forums
We are members of all of the national leading employers’ equality forums in the UK: Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, Business Disability Forum, Opportunity Now, Race for Opportunity and Stonewall diversity champions.
Our membership of these leading employers’ forums helps us to continuously improve our services and employment practices so that we can be at the forefront of best practice on equality and inclusion.
Business Disability Forum
The Business Disability Forum is the world’s leading employers’ organisation focused on disability, as it affects business. Its mission is to make organisations become ‘disability confident’ by making it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers.
Opportunity Now is the national membership organisation for employers who are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for women. It works with its membership of 350 employers, from the private, public and education sectors to offer advice on workplace issues.
Race for Opportunity
Race for Opportunity is committed to improving employment opportunities for people from ethnic minorities across the UK. It is the only race diversity campaign that has access to and influence over the leaders of the UK’s best known organisations.
Stonewall diversity champions
Stonewall’s diversity champions programme is Britain’s good practice forum in which employers can work with Stonewall, and each other, to promote lesbian, gay and bisexual equality in the workplace.
Two Ticks – positive about disabled people
We use the two ticks symbol to demonstrate our commitment both to people who are disabled and to our patients. Any organisation using the symbol must make these five commitments:
- Commitment one: Recruitment – interviewing all disabled applicants who meet the minimum conditions for a job vacancy and considering them based on their abilities.
- Commitment two: Consulting disabled employees – making sure there is a system in place to discuss, at any time (but at least once a year), what the organisation and they can do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities.
- Commitment three: Keeping people who become disabled – making every effort, when employees become disabled, to make sure they stay in employment.
- Commitment four: Developing awareness – taking action to make sure that all employees develop the appropriate level of understanding about the effects of being disabled needed to make the commitments work.
- Commitment five: Reviewing progress and keeping people informed – each year, reviewing the five commitments and what has been achieved, and planning ways to improve on them and letting employees and JobCentre Plus know about progress and future plans.
Carers UK is a charity set up to support the millions of people who care for an elderly relative, a sick partner or a disabled family member. Carers UK supports carers and provides information and advice about caring, influences policy through its research based on carers’ real life experiences, campaigns to make life better for staff.