Equality impact assessments
The council uses Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) to improve services. They're focused on fairness, access and inclusion. They help us to consider a policy, service or process in terms of how it might affect different groups protected in law (the Equality Act 2010).
Why we do EIAs
We use EIAs to find and remove barriers in services which might stop people knowing about the service, using it, and getting the best from it. This is part of our legal duty.
EIAs also help us to open services up to new groups and make services better and they also help us get services right first time, saving money and time.
The council’s EIA template and guidance and where to find completed EIAs
- Equality Impact Assessment Template and Guidance Notes 2015 (MS Word 119KB)
- Short summary explaining EIAs (PDF 239KB)
We also do EIAs each year as part of our budget setting process. The EIAs are available to download with the budget proposals. Get more information on setting our budget for 2017/18.
If you have any questions or comments please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed equality impact assessments summaries
You can request a copy of the full equality impact assessment through the council's Community, Equality and Third Sector Team by contacting:
- Clair Hopkins: 01273 291343
- Sarah Tighe-Ford: 01273 292301
- Email: email@example.com