Equality and diversity

We are committed to implementing and upholding equality and diversity in everything we do. 

We strive to be an effective service provider, community leader and corporate body and, in doing so, recognise the importance of meeting the needs of the diverse mix of communities.  In particular, we will address the needs of people with protected characteristics (age, gender, disability, gender reassignment, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion/belief, maternity/pregnancy and marriage/civil partnership).

Equality is about ensuring that all people have access to the same life chances. This does not mean treating everyone the same, but recognise the differences in life situations and experiences and ensuring that there is equal of opportunities for all people.

Policy, objectives and performance

Our Equality Position Statement (opens in a new window)

Our Corporate Equality and Inclusion policy (opens in a new window)

The Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (opens in a new window)

Accessible Britain

We are supporters of the Accessible Britain Challenge, which encourages communities to be inclusive and accessible. That means working with disabled people to remove the barriers that stop them participating fully in their community.

For more information visit the Accessible Britain (opens in a new window) website.