Barrow Borough Council believes that everyone should be
treated fairly and with respect. We are working to improve the
quality of life for everyone in the Borough, regardless of race,
gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious
The population of Barrow Borough is made up of a diverse range
of people who make different and valuable contributions to life in
the area. This range includes disabled people, women, black and
other ethnic minority people, lesbians and gay men.
Some people in the Borough face discrimination every day.
Because of race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or
religious belief and other issues, people are denied
life-chances, find access to services more difficult, and suffer
The Council has a responsibility to challenge unfair
discrimination, wherever it happens, and is committed to doing so.
This commitment extends to the Council's entire role, as a fair
employer, provider of services and community partner.
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 provides a new cross-authority
legislative framework to protect the rights of individuals and
advance equality of opportunity for all; to update, simplify
and strengthen the previous legislation; and to deliver a
simple, modern and accessible framework of discrimination law which
protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and
more equal society.
The Council's plans to deliver equal opportunities are set out
in our Single Equality Scheme (SES) which is available to download
from this website.
Associated with the SES is an Equality Action Plan, setting
out specific activities that we will undertake to deliver the
SES. This Action Plan is a live, working document and as such
will be subject to ongoing review and amendment. We will
update the version held here as regularly as we can, but if you
wish to check for a more up to date version of the Plan, please
The Equality Scheme itself is a statement of policy and will
be reviewed as and when required by changing circumstances.
Housing Service's Commitment to Equality and Diversity
The Housing Service wants to make sure that no-one finds
access to our services difficult because of race, gender, age,
disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. We are
committed to delivering our services in a way that is appropriate
and relevant to our customers' needs.
If you have any queries relating to the Housing Service, in
particular its commitment to equality and diversity, please contact
our Assistant Operations Manager, Caroline Wagstaff, on (01229)
876310 or email: email@example.com
What community organisations and websites can I access in
Cumbria that relate to Equality and Diversity?
There are a number of community organisations that champion
the interests of different sections of the public or can be a point