Equality and diversity framework
Ensuring everyone has equal opportunities
Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion journey
At the Ramblers we’re on a journey to create an inclusive culture. We’re committed to fostering an environment that values and celebrates everyone’s unique experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
We recognise that inequalities can have deep roots in our society. Whether related to race, religion, disability, gender, sex or other factors, systems of inequalities exist which create barriers to people participating in sport and physical activity, including walking. We acknowledge our responsibility to actively work towards removing these barriers. By working together as staff, members and volunteers our aim is to grow an inclusive and equitable culture that also promotes and embraces diversity in all aspects of the charity.
Progress to date
We have begun to:
identify and address barriers to equality
develop a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities
develop practical and tailored resources that support meaningful change
act on data gathered on representation within the Ramblers
seek ways in which we can make a positive impact within communities.
challenge inequality wherever we find it.
As we continue to educate ourselves on the issues associated with inequalities, we will:
improve diversity and representation across the charity
embed understanding and awareness of exclusive behaviours
educate on how to address discrimination
introduce interventions that break down barriers and address underrepresentation across the charity
partner with organisations that share our values and support our efforts to create a more just and equitable society.
This will be an ongoing journey, and we will be continually evaluating our policies, practices, and culture to ensure that we are living up to our values and removing barriers to equality.
Arron, the chair of Fillyaboots Merseyside Young Walkers talks about being a young, LGBT+, working class Rambler.
Joy shares the story of how taking part in Ramblers Wellbeing Walks has helped with her mental and physical health.