We realise everyone is different and that your needs might be different. We are committed to treating everyone fairly, with courtesy and respect and believe everyone should receive the same quality of service.

Under the Equality Act 2010, as a public authority we have legal duties to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other prohibited conduct
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations between people
  • Publish objectives to demonstrate how we will meet the above legal duties and publish information on our performance

The duties apply to nine ‘protected characteristics’. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We acknowledge and welcome our legal duties and use the legislation and national guidance as a framework to eliminate inequality. However, we are not only driven by legislation - our policy and work programmes are also in response to local needs.

View our Equality Policy


Our Equality Objectives were agreed in July 2017.

As a Community Leader

We'll engage with residents in an open and meaningful way.

As a Service Provider

We'll make sure that our services are inclusive and accessible, supporting residents and customers.

    As an Employer

    We'll strive to have a workforce that feel valued and respected.