Equalities & diversity

We are committed to equality of opportunity both in the services we provide and as an employer. The needs of the different communities in the District are diverse. For example, Cotswold District has:

  • an ageing population and we are aware that disability is an issue for many
  • a small ethnic minority community but a significant number of migrant workers.

We are committed to making sure that: 

  • every individual is treated fairly and equally when using our services
  • employment opportunities are fair and equal and
  • our workforce reflects the diverse nature of the communities we serve.

We are currently reviewing our Equality Scheme which will go beyond the requirements of the law rto build equality and diversity into everything we do and make it a reality for all who live and work here and will state:

  • how we are going to achieve that in the period to 2020 taking into account the Equality Act 2010
  • our Equality Objectives.

For more information please view the documents in the download section of the page.

Equality Impact Assessments (EIA)

An Equalities Impact Assessment (EIA), also known as Equality Analysis, is an assessment of the effect that a service or a policy has on minority groups in our community. For example, the assessment will show whether something that we are proposing to do will have a harmful effect on a particular group of people or whether certain groups may have difficulty in using a new service. If this is the case, the assessment will then address how we will deal with that issue.

All Council services and any new or changes to services have been assessed. Please view recent EIAs below. Older EIAs are available on request.

Equality Impact Assessments

EIA = Equality Impact Assessments

Cotswold District Council
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