Equality and diversity

Equality and diversity are not interchangeable but are interdependent, there is no equality of opportunity if difference is not recognised and valued. Equality is about treating individuals fairly, supported by legislation designed to promote equality and eliminate discrimination and harassment. Diversity however refers to the recognition and valuing of difference for the benefit of the Council and the individual.

We are committed to equality of opportunity in our approach to service delivery, employment and community leadership. We are also committed to identifying, understanding and eliminating all barriers that prevent access to services, information and employment.