Encouraging the involvement of communities in decision making processes that affect their lives and their communities. Ensuring that the principles of community development are fundamental to successful regeneration in East Belfast. Encouraging equal access to a wide range of development opportunities for people living in areas of recognised disadvantage. Involving relevant Government Departments, Statutory Agencies and other key organisations in promoting community participation and consultation in developing policy and practice.
We will work proactively to ensure that people have the opportunity to fully contribute to, and share in, decision-making processes in relation to policies and programmes that will affect them.
We will support and promote work which builds communities that include groups and people that have been most marginalised.
We oppose harassment, victimisation and prejudice of any kind. We are committed to ensuring that we do not discriminate against anyone within, or in contact with, the Agency on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, and responsibility for dependents, sexuality, age, economic status, religious or political belief or marital status.
We value learning from other places and will promote identified good practice amongst our members and other stakeholders.