Treating you fairly and with respect

Respect Festival 2019Westward is committed to treating all people with fairness and respect.

We aim to actively help remove barriers and open doors for our customers and staff and foster good relations within the communities we serve.

We are an organisation delivering fair accessible services and an employer and partner of choice.

In promoting equality, we respect the protected characteristics identified by the Equality Act: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Data protection

We hold personal information about our customers, board members, staff and involved residents; this helps us to consider the impact of our services, policy and actions on different groups within the community. This information is kept confidential and in accordance with our data protection policy. You can also view and update your personal information which we hold, via My Account .

Our Equality and Access Group ensures equality and access provision of a high standard. We work with partners across the region such as the police, race equality councils and faith groups.

To request any document in large print, audio, Braille or other languages please use the  Contact Us form.

These are some useful links:

Annual Equality Statement 2019-20

Equality and Diversity Policy 

Safeguarding and Hate Crime leaflet

Hate crime reporting 

Social Housing Equality Framework

Social Housing Equality Framework - Westward