Breathe is committed to being a fair and equal organisation. Whether you work for us, volunteer or take part in one of our activities, you have the right to be protected from discrimination. This is very important to all of us at Breathe.

The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination. At Breathe, we regularly complete training to ensure we understand the Equality Act and our responsibility to protect people.

While everyone in Britain is protected by the Act, there are 9 protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 that are protected by the law. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We have recently launched Breathe Staff Champions designated to each of the 9 protected characteristics. Staff have chosen the characteristic that they feel most passionate about and will be given specific training in this area. They will inform the team internally and take action where required to ensure Breathe is supporting and protecting everyone with whom we engage.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our commitment to equality, please contact info@breatheahr.org.