Constitution

The Constitution shall be the guiding authority for all decisions and actions of Diversity Voice.

AIMS OF THE DIVERSITY VOICE

  • To promote the welfare and interests of new BME residents in UK and of full and associate members who live and/or work in the South West of England, especially in Somerset (henceforth called the „area of benefit").
  • To provide advice, information and practical assistance to new residence in the UK living in the North & West Dorset, West Wiltshire, Somerset and North Somerset and East Devon.

The Diversity Voice is a not-for-profit, non-political and registered charity organisation. The Diversity Voice will not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race, religion, colour, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, income, citizenship or political affiliation in any of its policies, recommendations or actions.

OBJECTIVES

  • To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society. For the purpose of this clause 'socially excluded' means being excluded from society, or part of society, as a result of race or ethnic origin.
  • To encourage co-operation between new BME Residents, indigenous and other minority ethnic communities.
  • To bring Service Users together and to generate community solidarity.
  • To encourage eligible persons to join the Diversity Voice and to participate in its activities.
  • To build social capital, reinforcing networks and developing a resource that is not depleted but strengthened by use.
  • To network with organisations and individuals to enable new residents to use public services and coordinate access of those services.
  • To research social, economic, cultural and political issues that face new residents and/or their families and make available the results through written materials and educational programmes.
  • To deliver services on behalf of local and national authorities, including but not exhaustive to Education, Community Safety (policing), Health and Housing.
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