Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


At Open Country we value and embrace Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and the wellbeing of everyone involved with the charity. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive culture which supports people to reach their full potential. We have a long history of supporting and campaigning for a disability-inclusive society and have always welcomed people from all walks of life.

In 2022 we commissioned an external body to undertake an ‘Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Gap Analysis’. During this process they consulted with our disabled members, volunteers, staff and trustees through a number of interactive workshops.

As a team we welcomed the findings of the report, as they encouraged us to continue to examine our procedures, services and work practises to identify areas where improvements can be made. We are committed to listening, learning, and improving, so please get in touch with any feedback – positive or negative!

For more information please see our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy.

For the past 25 years that I have been leading Open Country, I have been committed to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion has been at the core of everything that we do and that approach has enabled us to embed ourselves into the heart of the communities we serve.

David Shaftoe

Chief Officer, Open Country

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