Our strategy’s focus
We are committed to providing equal access to services and employment opportunities.
The strategy aims to ensure that equality and diversity is part of the mainstream day to day business of the authority and is an inherent part of its planning, decision making, employment and service delivery functions. The strategy incorporates the policies, action plans and practices operated by the authority in one place and provides a single focus for the development of the policy in the future.
The Strategy is designed to ensure that equality and diversity are considered every day in the areas of service delivery and employment. In particular the Strategy will focus on:
The Strategy will set out ways for the Authority to identify and remove any discriminatory barriers that prevent equal access to our services, and monitor the progress that we make.
The Authority aims to ensure that as far as possible opportunities for employment are available to all and that the workforce is representative of the local community.
The Strategy will lead to the development of stronger consultation and monitoring processes to ensure real progress is made in ensuring everyone has an opportunity to make their views known, if they wish. This consultation will involve employees, members and local communities.