We believe God loves differences and variation. He longs to include those who experience marginalisation. There’s clear evidence of this throughout the Bible.
At CAP, we’re committed to celebrating differences, not just because God models this to us but because we’re stronger as a result. When we’re able to draw on the differences in who we are – our identity, culture and experiences in life – it leads to each of us feeling more accepted and able to contribute.
We want to make sure we recognise and celebrate differences and we’re committed to actively improving as an organisation.
It’s the responsibility of everyone at CAP, whether head office staff, working on our frontline or one of our church partners, to ensure this is part of our day-to-day. However, we have a team of people leading some specific projects:
Engaging with external research and studies, and exploring strategies used by other organisations to implement change.
Building relationships with communities and churches who have modelled inclusivity well so that we can learn and gain insight into the changes needed.
Investing in training on inclusive leadership for our managers and leaders.
Prioritising and amplifying the voices of people who have lived experience of UK poverty, and churches who know the needs of their communities best, to influence and shape how we work.
We plan to listen to our staff through focus groups, reverse mentoring and surveys, with the aim of better understanding what issues we need to address internally.