Our Commitment

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 any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 which are: race; sex; gender reassignment; disability; sexual orientation; religion or belief; marriage or civil partnership; age; and pregnancy and maternity.

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.  

Unfortunately, some people in the Borough face discrimination every day and 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.  

Read our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and the the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Pledge for the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness.  

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If you have any queries relating to equality and diversity, please ring us on (01229) 876578 or email:  housing@barrowbc.gov.uk

What community organisations and websites can I access in Cumbria that relate to Equality & 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:

Equality, diversity & inclusion