Council's Equality Objectives
LIVERPOOL City Council is asking
for views on its plans to make the City a fairer place to live. The aims of
the Equality Objectives are to promote fairness and equality, celebrate
diversity, stop discrimination and promote good relations between
In asking for views, the Council hopes to understand public opinion on the
draft objectives, which will be in effect from 2016-2020.
The draft objectives, striving to make Liverpool a:- 'strong, diverse
City built on fairness' are:-
► Listen, involve and respond to local communities.
► Strengthen our knowledge and understanding of our communities.
► Consultative and accountable leadership making fair and transparent.
► A fair and inclusive employer.
► Good quality accessible services, buildings and public spaces.
Councillor Nathalie Nicholas, Assistant Cabinet member for fairness, social
inclusion and equalities, said:- "The City Council has made progress
in recent years in becoming more representative of Liverpool and working
with communities to make sure their voices are heard and they are well
An independent study last year found that the leadership team at the City
Council is now the most ethno-culturally diverse among big cities. In
addition, we support a number of festivals which promote diversity and the
Stop Hate helpline.
Through the planning process we now require house builders to make new homes
more accessible and easier to adapt for older and disabled people.
We have a corporate access group that considers new buildings and
developments in order to take account of the whole population.
We hold all our public meetings in venues that are accessible to disabled
people and have a palantypist to assist people who are hard of hearing at
all full City Council meetings.
But we know there are some communities in the City that are not having their
voices heard, or could be better supported, and that we must do more to make
the Council's workforce more representative of the City they represent. That
is why this consultation is so important."
The consultation is taking place until 10 February 2016 and can be found