We want H&F to be a place where all residents can thrive both physically, mentally, socially and economically - regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.
We asked you what you thought our priorities should be for improving equality in the borough and have put together a plan based on what you have told us.
The council is committed to removing inequalities and building shared prosperity across the borough.
Our priorities and objectives
Listening to the experience of law enforcement and care organisations in the borough we identified the following priorities and objectives:
- Tackling hate-related crime by appointing a co-ordinator to help stamp it out and launching a borough-wide awareness raising campaign
- Tackling isolation and loneliness by launching a befriending scheme to ensure nobody has to be entirely on their own
- Ensuring economic opportunities for all by securing jobs for local people as part of the Westfield extension and supporting local businesses through £1million worth of council contracts
- Supporting people to live fulfilling lives by working with local charities and not for profit organisations to place young people in internships and working with the H&F Older People’s Commission and Disabled People's Commission to look how older people can be fully integrated into their communities.
As part of our ongoing commitment to doing things with residents not to them, residents were consulted in early 2018 and 87 per cent agreed with the above priorities.
Councillor Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council, said:
“We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity so that the needs of all our communities are met.
“We know that there are areas on which we can do better and these priorities help guide our work to ensure everyone in H&F thrives.”
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