Areas of equality and diversity
Equality means that everybody has the same chances to reach their goals and potential, regardless of their starting-point and individual differences. Diversity recognises and celebrates that we are all different and unique individuals, and that we have the right to be respected and valued for those differences.
Our Single Equality Scheme identifies seven issues of equality and diversity issues, any of which can be the focus of discrimination against people, and which form the basis of our equality and diversity work over the next three years. These issues are: