SLDC Equality Scheme 2011-2014

Closed 27 Jan 2012

Opened 7 Nov 2011

Results Updated 1 Feb 2017

We received 15 responses to this consultation with 3 specific points - summarised as follows:

1) Apply  sensible use of resources to ensure SLDC is covered legally.

2) Define fairness in relation to the delivery of services in the scheme

3) Replace "promoting good relations" with "fostering good relations" & add text to show SLDC will train staff in the equality duty and equality considerations are considered before decisions are made. Ensure contractors are covered by our equality obligations.

The Equality Scheme has been reviewed in the light of these comments and the draft version is on the council's website.

The Equality Scheme will be considered by Cabinet on the 11 April 2012 and the final version will be available in hard copy and on the website once formally approved.

 

Overview

The Equality Scheme (2011 - 2014) contains information on how SLDC aims to provide services that are accessible and fair for all.

The Scheme looks at services provided for the public, as well as policies for council employees.

Links are provided in the Scheme to current council documents, council meetings, information held on South Lakeland and details on partner organisations.

The Scheme contains an action plan to help the council improve its services for all.

Why We Are Consulting

The Equality Scheme 2011 - 2014 is at a draft stage and we welcome comments and suggestions on its content, before the final version is approved.

Any comments we receive will be published after the closing date and we will report on the consultation and what we have changed as a result.

What Happens Next

Comments  received will be published as soon as possible after the closing date. We will also report on the consultation and what we have changed as a result.

Areas

  • Ambleside & Grasmere Ward
  • Arnside & Beetham Ward
  • Broughton Ward
  • Burneside Ward
  • Burton & Holme Ward
  • Cartmel & Grange West Ward
  • Coniston & Crake Valley Ward
  • Crooklands Ward
  • Grange North Ward
  • Grange South Ward
  • Hawkshead Ward
  • Holker Ward
  • Kendal Castle Ward
  • Kendal Far Cross Ward
  • Kendal Fell Ward
  • Kendal Heron Hill Ward
  • Kendal Highgate Ward
  • Kendal Kirkland Ward
  • Kendal Mintsfeet Ward
  • Kendal Nether Ward
  • Kendal Oxenholme & Natland Ward
  • Kendal Parks Ward
  • Kendal Romney Ward
  • Kendal Stonecross Ward
  • Kendal Strickland Ward
  • Kendal Underley Ward
  • Levens Ward
  • Low Furness Ward
  • Lyth Valley Ward
  • Mid Furness Ward
  • Milnthorpe Ward
  • Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale Ward
  • South Lakeland
  • Staveley-in-Cartmel Ward
  • Staveley-in-Westmorland Ward
  • Ulverston Central Ward
  • Ulverston East Ward
  • Ulverston North Ward
  • Ulverston South Ward
  • Ulverston Town Ward
  • Ulverston West Ward
  • Whinfell Ward
  • Windermere Applethwaite & Troutbeck Ward
  • Windermere Applethwaite and Troutbeck Ward
  • Windermere Bowness North Ward
  • Windermere Bowness South Ward
  • Windermere Town Ward

Audiences

  • Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender
  • Visitors / tourists / non residents
  • Parents
  • Asylum Seekers and refugees
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Gyspy/Traveller
  • Students
  • Men
  • Council Tenants
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Women
  • Older adults
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • People with disabilities
  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Trade unions
  • Stakeholder organisations
  • All residents
  • Faith groups
  • Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Service users
  • General public
  • Children and young people
  • Staff
  • Community groups / organisations

Interests

  • Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Rurality
  • Religion/Faith
  • General interest