Introducing our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
Introducing Energise Me's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
Date: 7 December 2023 Author: Energise Me
Our diversity and inclusion action plan update. We've been busy reviewing our activities over the past year and setting ourselves new goals.
In our last Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, we committed to ‘diversity in all aspects of our business and activities.’ Since then we have:
To update our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, we have reflected on these successes and what we have learnt along the way. We have also invested more time in training and learning to continue to educate ourselves and evolve our thoughts and actions. We have included a team objective in our yearly staff appraisal, we are working towards becoming a ‘Forces Friendly’ organisation and through the formation of our ‘Environment Sustainable Responsibility plan’ we are committing to learning more about climate change and the climate injustice people and communities are facing across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. This is just a snippet of what we have been and will be doing – so keep reading to find out more about our ambitions!
Results are a snapshot from our Staff Survey which took place in July & August 2023. Responses represent 22 out of 27 of our staff and trustees.
Physical activity and sport must be open and accessible for everyone. It is vital to our health and wellbeing. Yet people from underserved or displaced communities face significant inequalities, causing a decrease in physical activity levels.
Currently people who have a disability, who are from a Black, Asian or ethnic backgrounds, and women are less likely to be physically active than those who are not. People with caring responsibilities or long-term health conditions are less likely to be active than those without. And people who are on low wages or are long-term unemployed are the least likely to be active of all. This is not what equality looks like. Tackling these inequalities sits at the heart of everything we do.
We want to be open and transparent about our plans so that we can be held accountable. This is an open invitation to tell us what we do well, along with when we miss the mark and need to do better. By sharing our plans and what we learn along the way, we hope to help and influence others do the same.
Our plan focuses on 5 broad ambitions, each with its own set of actions to make sure they are met. We will:
We strive to ensure everyone has the confidence, support, and opportunity to be active on their own terms. To achieve this, we need a diverse and knowledgeable team and workforce that is dedicated to making physical activity and sport more welcoming and accessible to all. This Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is a commitment from our whole team and board to the communities we serve, and complies with the UK Sport Governance code. There are things we are doing well, and more we need to do. This plan sets out our next steps to improve diversity and inclusion in physical activity and sport across Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
Julie Amies, Chief Executive