Equality Information

We need to understand the needs of people living and working in the county and experiences of those using our services; information about communities helps us identify priorities, set objectives, meet needs and monitor performance and outcomes.

There are many sources of information and data about communities. Some key sources of data for the County Council include:

Consultation and feedback

Equality surveys

General

Community data

Workforce data

Service user data

  • Service user data is held by commissioners and service providers (for example, information about care needs) and is used to inform Impact Assessments.

School performance information includes:

National Picture

In 2010 the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published first triennial review called How Fair is Britain. It looks at the progress that society is making in relation to equality and human rights across a range of groups including low income groups. It reports on eight key areas:

  • life
  • security
  • health
  • education
  • employment
  • standard of living
  • care and support
  • power and voice

An update to the review called Is Britain Fairer was published November 2015.

For further information visit the Equality and Human Rights website.

View our guide on gathering diversity information for monitoring purposes.

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