Equality and diversity

What is equality and diversity?

Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways.

Equality focuses on those areas covered by law, namely the key areas of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We aim to be recognised as a leader of diversity and equality in our work and as an example of good practice in employment and our Single Equality Scheme has been designed to ensure that the Council has an inclusive approach to all themes of equality and diversity.  The key aims of our Single Equality Scheme is to implement a number of objectives which:

• Meet our legal obligations,
• Develop services that meet the diverse needs of our customers and potential customers,
• Commission services that meet our equality commitments, and,
• Develop a diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels of the Council .

Interpreters services

Interpreters services We fully endorse the removal of all barriers to effective participation regarding; disability, ...

Community Profile

What is a Community Profile? A Community Profile is a description of a group of people and the resources available to t...


At Erewash Borough Council, we are committed to developing a greater understanding and awareness of the diversity of our...

Equality Impact Assessments

EIAs can anticipate and identify the equality consequences of particular policy initiatives and ensure that as far as po...

Further information and advice

The Equality and Human Rights Commission Champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discriminatio...

Equality Objectives

The Equality Act 2010 (the Act) introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty (section 149 of the Act). This duty appl...