Our approach to equality and diversity is underlined by the principles of fairness and participation. We will work to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity, and foster good relations amongst all the people of Ipswich.
Our corporate aims:
We will provide fair and easy access to our services to all and having due regard in meeting the different needs relating to characteristics such as age, gender, gender reassignment, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, and pregnancy and maternity.
We will work to reduce deprivation and inequality and enable all Ipswich residents to take a constructive part in our society.
We will ensure, as an employer and as a contractor, that fair employment practices are followed and that staff are supported to deliver the Council's visions and priorities.
We will focus on improving services to areas where they are most needed.
We will consult properly with residents and affected groups on all major Council decisions, and keep them better informed about what we are doing.
We will encourage a strong and diverse voluntary sector that can support new communities, vulnerable and marginalised groups, and all who need a voice.
The pages listed below provide further information on recent equality legislation and the Council's strategy in meeting its equality duties.