The council's commitment is to ensure equality of opportunity for all within the district; especially equality of access to the services we provide across different members of our communities. We recognise that serving our community well means, valuing not only the contribution of our workforce, but the diverse communities that we are here to support and deliver services to.
To do this we know we need to understand our customers and their individual or combined needs so we can provide better services that they use and require. Asking our customers for their views and opinions, helps us to understand what our customers' want.
As a local authority we are required to attain the 'Equality Framework for Local Government' (400K, PDF) standard that has three levels; 'developing', 'achieving' and 'outstanding'. The council is currently working towards the 'achieving' standard.
We are currently running the following awareness campaigns internally for our staff on:
- Cultural Awareness workshops
- Deaf Awareness workshops
- Autism Awareness Workshops
- Plain English
We also offer internal staff access to the following network groups;
- E&D Network Group
- LGBT Network Group
- BME Network Group
- Disability Network Group
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Page Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012