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Equality and diversity

Our equality and diversity strategy sets out how we will meet the needs of local residents and make sure we meet our equality duty.

Leicester is one of the country’s most diverse cities. It has a great reputation for the strength we draw as a city from our diversity, and for the way in which we work hard to bring different communities together to foster understanding and tolerance.

We are committed to equality of opportunity: ensuring that everyone has access to the same opportunities in life, regardless of their background, culture or personal circumstances, across all protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation. This applies to our service users and to our employees.

We are working to reduce inequality through the services we provide, contributing to improving the life chances for people.