Equality and Diversity
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all people regardless of race, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief (including non-religious beliefs), gender re-assignment, marital status, and pregnancy and maternity. We recognise and value the diversity of the local community and believe that equality is central to the provision of modern quality services.
Statement of Intent
Winchester City Council is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities in its role as an employer and in its role as a Local Authority responsible for the provision of services within the community. Accordingly, the Council has committed itself to developing positive policies to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities and to the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender and marital status, in its actions as an employer and in the delivery of the services for which it is responsible. It will encourage those organisations financially supported or contracted to deliver Council services to do likewise.
Equality Impact Assessment
An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process for ensuring that equality and social inclusion issues are considered against council services and policies.
It allows us to ensure that services or policies is not discriminating (actual or perceived to be) against particular groups of people, especially groups or communities who experience inequality, discrimination, social exclusion or disadvantage. Below are links to the EIA reports that Winchester City Council have completed.
Please note more EIAs will be added as soon as they are complete.
Communications and Customer Service
Information Management and Technology
Your right to challenge: If you are affected by the service or policy assessed here and do not agree with the decision or findings set out or think that the recommended improvements will not work, are insufficient or will adversely and unfairly affect you, please contact the Head of Human Resources within 30 days of publication.
Telephone: 01962 840 222
Head of Human Resources
Winchester City Council