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Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

 

The Council believes 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 belief.

The population in the 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 inequality.  We have a responsibility to challenge unfair discrimination, wherever it happens.  This commitment extends to the Council's entire role, as a fair employer, provider of services and community partner. 

Housing Service's Commitment to Equality and Diversity

We want 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 equality and diversity, please ring us on (01229) 876578 or email:  housing@barrowbc.gov.uk

Housing Service's Equality & Diversity Factsheets

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 of contact: