The Council has launched its new Single Equality Scheme as part of its statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010.
We are committed to providing good quality services shaped by an understanding of the needs of different people and ensuring that how we deliver services promotes equality and fairness, and challenges inequality and discrimination in all its forms. We are also committed to ensuring equality as an employer.
This scheme builds on the achievements of the previous Single Equality Scheme 2015-2019, and sets out actions we will take to continue to deliver improved equality outcomes for everyone.
The objectives of our Single Equality Scheme are:
- Everyone can access our services, facilities and information
- Decision making and services take into account the needs of residents and communities
- Discrimination, harassment and hate crime is not tolerated
- Our workforce and workforce policies support equality