Equality and Diversity
Achieving equality and valuing diversity in West Berkshire
We think that everyone deserves to live in a community where people get along with each other, where no-one feels excluded and where everyone has a chance to play a full part in local life.
Our equality objectives [64kb] set out the areas of our work where we are focussing our efforts to achieve this.
We review these areas annually and report on our progress each January. The 2017 report will be slightly delayed. It will be available on Thursday 23 February 2017.
Equality Impact Assessments
The Equality Impact Assessment Guidance [572kb] is used to understand what effect our decisions will have on people with different needs. It allows us to minimise any possible disadvantages that might result from our decisions, whilst being sure that we still achieve our aims.
We hold a record of the equality impact assessments that we have already performed - these can be found using the search box at the top of the page, or by visiting our committee pages to browse manually.
The Equality Policy [216kb] sets out our vision and commitment to equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. This is part of our role as a provider of services to the people who live, work and visit West Berkshire, as a significant employer in the local economy and in our community leadership role.