Help shape plan making services more accessible

Your chance to have a say on our inclusion strategy for all

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Local people and communities can have their say on a new plan aiming to ensure council services are inclusive, fair and accessible.  

Every four years, Leicestershire County Council sets out its approach to promoting equality, celebrating diversity and tackling discrimination. 

It focuses on embracing diversity, eliminating bullying, harassment and discrimination, the way council services are delivered and ensuring they are accessible for all. 

There is also a commitment to strong community engagement, in particular building and maintaining relationships with groups of and for people with protected characteristics. 

Councillor Pam Posnett, cabinet member for equalities, said: “This strategy will help us to develop and deliver inclusive services so that we can ensure we represent and are accessible for everyone in Leicestershire. 

“We are unapologetically proud to create a working environment that allows our staff to feel comfortable, confident and open about who they are, and this strategy will help us to continue that. 

“I encourage as many people as possible to complete the consultation to get views on our plans.” 

A recent survey conducted by the council showed that nearly 93 per cent of people agreed that Leicestershire is a place where people of diverse backgrounds get on well. 

Since 2020, the council has rolled out a range of initiatives including care technology which is helping older people live independently in their own homes for longer. 

The authority has also developed systems to encourage the reporting of hate crimes and incidents and signed a Race at Work charter, committing to becoming an anti-racist organisation. 

The consultation is open until Sunday, 5 May.  

To take part in the consultation, please visit the council’s Have Your Say page.

Individuals and groups can also email equality@leics.gov.uk
 

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