The SSRO recognises and celebrates the importance of creating an inclusive working environment. It has worked closely with the building facilities team to ensure the availability of a quiet room in the office; this has had a positive impact for those wanting somewhere to pray but also others who might just need a quiet place for a few minutes. Providing a space means I haven’t had to worry about finding a place to pray, or being interrupted mid-prayer.
The Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) is an action that Muslims are expected to complete at least once in their life-time. During my time at the SSRO I have been able to schedule my annual leave around work commitments, supported by colleagues undertaking tasks while I was away, in order to undertake the pilgrimage. I have appreciated the SSRO’s commitment to equality and diversity and respect towards different religious beliefs in this regard.