We recognise people have differing communication, access and cultural needs, which may require us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure they are assisted appropriately.

We are committed to meeting our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010. We will aim to place equality issues at the centre of our service planning and decision-making processes. We will ensure that all of our working practices promote access, equality and good relations between different groups and eliminate unlawful discrimination.

We have published the following Corporate Equality Objectives, which shows what we are doing to:

  • prevent unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, religion, philosophical belief, family status, race, disability and sexual orientation;
  • promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different groups within our community; and
  • eliminate unlawful discrimination in our workplace