Equality and diversity

What equality means to us

Equality and diversity is important to us. We are committed to making sure that people are treated fairly and with dignity. Our aim is to remove unnecessary barriers for everyone who works for us or uses our services.

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life in Hull. We want to improve the wellbeing of all its people, in all communities. We want to do this by putting them at the heart of everything we do.

We value the cultural diversity of Hull and the richness that this gives our city. Through the evolving City Plan, first launched in the summer of 2013.

We aim to bring the whole community together to make Hull a place that is brimming with -

  • culture
  • enterprise
  • opportunity

a place where people want to -

  • live
  • work
  • play
  • study
  • do business

a city where those in the greatest need are valued and supported.

We aim to mainstream equalities, thought and process, through the themes of the City Plan. We want to mainstream -

  • our actions
  • our decisions
  • the provision of our services and involvement of our communities

Equality analysis

Equality analysis is a good way of working out the effect on different groups protected from discrimination by the Equality Act. It includes using equality information, and the results of interacting and talking with protected groups and people. Then we can understand what is and what might be affecting how our functions, policies or decisions work.

We have a legal duty to carry out equality analysis.

Equality and diversity forums and networks

We support and work with different forums to help us get our policies right. The forums help us to shape services to meet the needs of all our customers.

Access of buildings and documents

The charter is a list of commitments, which everyone involved and agrees to abide by. By signing the charter, Hull City Council makes a pledge to put in place the charter's action points.

This street charter explores the main challenges that disabled people face when out and about.

Equality information and data

We want to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). To do this, we have and can give equality information and data. This ranges from citywide statistics and equality impact assessment, through to individual project and programs. This is so that we can make sure we achieve the 3 main aims of PSED.

Our data and information is available to access on the Humber Data Observatory.

Equality achievements

The council is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Disability Confident Employer.