The council must consider how different people will be affected by the decisions we make and services we provide. We are required to do this by law, under the Equality Act 2010.
With up-to-date and accurate information we are able to better understand our service users and meet specific needs, identify possible discrimination/barriers to our services, and work to remove them.
Meeting residents' needs
Collecting information using ‘About You’ questions does not in itself improve equality. We need to analyse and make use of the information by responding to what it’s telling us. The council does equality impact assessments to support this.
You can find out more about equalities monitoring by the council by downloading our
- Equalities Monitoring Questions - updated April 2015 (PDF 154KB)
- Equalities Monitoring Guidance - updated April 2015 (PDF 158KB)
These documents were produced by the Equality and Inclusion Partnership and used widely across all public sector organisations of the city.
Find out more about how we involve local communities:
- Consultation Portal for Brighton & Hove City Council
- Community Engagement Framework for Brighton & Hove
If you would like to discuss anything in relation to equalities monitoring by Brighton & Hove City Council please contact our Communities and Equalities Team on 01273 291577 or email email@example.com