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Manchester City Council Equality Objectives Engagement

31 Oct 2019 - 13:01 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilManchester City Council are refreshing their Equality Objectives for 2020 – 2024 and would like to hear what you have to say.

These Equality Objectives will be based around the Public Sector Equality Duty to have due regard to:

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

‘The current objectives are:
Objective 1 – Knowing Manchester Better
We will work together with Manchester’s citizens and our partners in the public and voluntary sectors to increase the quality of the information, knowledge and understanding we have about Manchester’s diverse communities and the value that we gain from this. This will allow us to work with each other to support ‘community cohesion’ – people from different backgrounds getting on well together in the local area and treating each other with respect and consideration – and make sure we develop policies, and provide and commission services that meet everyone’s needs.

Objective 2 – Improving Life Chances
We want everyone living in Manchester to have a good quality of life and equal chances. We know that for some groups in Manchester this is not the case. We will work with our partners to take a positive approach to removing inequalities.

Objective 3 – Celebrating Our Diversity
Manchester’s great strength is its diversity; we’ve achieved a lot for our different communities. We will maintain and build on with what we’ve achieved so far, going even further to celebrate Manchester’s diversity, telling people how this makes the city better for everyone.’

The detailed aims of each objective can be found here

Focus Group Sessions
The Equalities team is seeking feedback from stakeholders in order to establish refreshed objectives. The team want to hear about what matters to your organisations and your service users. In order to do this they are holding a number of focus groups:
Monday 4 November, 10:00 - 12:30
Monday 4 November, 13:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 5 November, 10:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 5 November, 13:00 - 15:00
Thursday 7 November, 12:00 - 14:00
Friday 8 November, 10:00 - 12:00

If you would like to attend one of these focus groups, email with your choice no later than midday on Friday 1 November to: equalitiesteam@manchester.gov.uk

All sessions will take place at Manchester Town Hall Extension. Once you have chosen your session venue access details will be confirmed.

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