Recent amendments to equality law have
resulted in some changes for councils. While we no longer
have to produce and publish detailed equality schemes and action
plans we do have to develop and publish equalities objectives for
particular groups of people listed in the Equality Act.
A series of consultation exercises have been
undertaken which, when combined with the experience of relevant
directorate staff, have helped to highlight the areas where it is
most important for us to achieve both equality of access to Council
services and create employment opportunities for Worcestershire
Because this is a new duty we will be
reviewing our progress to ensure we have selected objectives which
are most helpful in promoting equal opportunities, getting rid of
any unlawful discrimination and fostering good community
relations. We will do this every two years, more frequently
than the four years required by Central Government.
Objectives (PDF 43 KB) concern key areas such as customer
service, getting out and about, social services and
education. We will be carefully monitoring our
progress so that we can assess how well we are doing the things we
have said we will do.
For further information please contact Sandy Bannister (Equality
and Diversity Manager) Tel 01905 766225 or email email@example.com
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