Promoting equality through our services is very important to us. We work closely with customers, residents and employees to make sure that everyone can access our services and these services meet their needs. We publish information about the work we are doing to reduce inequality and show the progress we are making.We aim to provide a high standard of service which is accessible to all. Reducing inequality is an integral part of what we do and we will treat everyone and fairly according to their needs. We are actively seeking to narrow the gap between those people who are disadvantaged in comparison to others. We do this through a range of initiatives across our housing, planning, benefits, community and environmental services; and by identifying our priorities and objectives to work towards.
We have a range of documents which provide more information on our equality work. These can be read using the following links:
Equality and our staff
We publish information about our employees including the equality profile of our workforce, together with statistics which show sickness levels and employee turnover. To view this information, visit our Workforce Information page.
Equality and engagement
The details of the consultations we have undertaken and the engagement we are involved in are also available. These provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence that we use to make equality related decisions or to address equality issues. To view these you can visit our Consultation page.
- Screening and scheduling - screening our activities makes sure we focus on the services which affect people the most such as our housing or waste management services. We then priorities these services within a 3 year schedule of assessments.
- Assessment - we then carry out the assessments to make sure our services meet people's needs and to identify any opportunities to advance equality.
View our equality impact assessments