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Equality considerations for our procurement service.

If you are providing a service or goods for the council we ask that you can demonstrate that you are committed to the Public Sector Equality Duty and show regard to:

  • The elimination of discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • The promotion of the equality of opportunity, that is removing or minimising disadvantage and meeting the needs of people in the 9 “protected characteristics”.
  • Foster good relations between people whether or not they are in the “protected characteristics” group.

We do not ask that you sign up to any outside organisation or body to show your equality status but if we are challenged about a service we provide we must be able to show that all our staff and those who we ask to provide goods and services on our behalf are fully committed to equality and diversity principles.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.

Equality Advisory Support Service provides advice and support on discrimination and Human Rights in England, Scotland and Wales.  Check out their newsletter to see what issues are current for people who have contacted them for advice

Accessible Derbyshire "whether you are looking for a level stroll round a pretty village followed by afternoon tea in a quaint café or a sumptuous meal in a local pub or fancy a more adventurous accessible activity such as cycling, sailing or climbing the hills on a Boma 7 all–terrain wheelchair this is the site for you!"

The Business Disability Forum is an employers’ organisation focused on issues of disability in the work place to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly so that they can contribute to economical growth, society and business success.

The Rights of Women works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women regarding their legal rights

Age Positive is a toolkit that provides advice to organisations to tackle age discrimination and promote the business benefits of age diversity in the workplace 

GOV.UK centralises information provided by government agencies.

Scope provides support, information and advice for disabled people, their families and their carers.

Erewash Voluntary Action Erewash Voluntary Action are based at Granville Avenue at Long Eaton and are an organisation that develops and supports individuals and groups who are active in the voluntary sector and respond to local community needs and wishes. They are an organisation that works in partnership with Erewash Borough Council.

Both organisations run a small grants scheme and are keen to ensure that residents and local voluntary groups are aware of both schemes.

Erewash Voluntary Action                                                      Erewash Borough Council

Applications can be made at any time Applications are made as part of an ongoing rolling programme (subject to funding remaining)
Awards are up to £1,500 Awards up to £2,000
Health improvement theme Projects and services that benefit residents of Erewash

Community Concern Erewash offers services that include gardening, decorating, befriending, activity groups, training sessions, luncheon clubs.  In addition they can "dementia proof" the homes of people with dementia.

Derbyshire LGBT+ is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) Derbyshire Specialist Support and Advocacy Service

Gujurati talking newspaper provides twice monthly, free of charge audio tapes for blind, partially sighted and elderly South Asian people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged as they experience isolation due to their poor eye sight and are unable to read or find difficulties to read newspapers, magazines etc.

Sight Support Derbyshire  is a charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with sight loss throughout Derbyshire. Every year they provide services, support and advice and information to at least 9500 registered blind and partially sighted local people.

For information about Dementia Services and activities for people living with dementia see Dementia Connect.

Stop Hate

Derbyshire residents who experience prejudice or hate crime can get support from a free 24-hour reporting system.  Even people living with dementia have been victims of hate crime.  It is important to report all incidents.

Residents can contact Stop Hate UK 24-hours-a-day:

 Are you eligible for a Gold Card?  Gold Card is a travel, discount and library card for older people and people with certain disabilities.  Erewash Borough Council issues the card on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.

Looking for advice on getting help when you travel by train, by NCT bus, by tram, by bus (Trent/Barton)

2011 Census - for information and data from the 2011 Census please go to the ONS website.