Equality impact assessments
How we use Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) to improve services.
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. They also help us get services right first time - saving money and time.
Budget Equality Impact Assessments are completed on proposals with a potential impact on service-users and/or staff. They are available in the published committee papers, with the main budget proposals, usually in late November or early December.
If you have any questions or comments please email email@example.com
The council’s EIA template and guidance and where to find completed EIAs
- equality impact assessment template and guidance notes 2018 (MS Word 272 KB)
- short summary explaining EIAs (PDF 239KB)
Service Equality Impact Assessments
You can request a copy of any EIA through the council's community, equality and third sector team by contacting:
- Sarah Tighe-Ford: 01273 292301
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org