Advice and Support

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.

Organisations where you can find advice and support: - provides guidance on language to use when communicating with disabled people 
The Equality and Human Rights Commission - 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.
Accessible Derbyshire - making life easier for the disabled and their travelling companions.
The Business Disability Forum - helping organisations to be more productive and more effective by being "disability smart".
Community Directory Derbyshire - a list of community groups, support and social groups that  is updated by a range of partners.
The Rights of Women - informs, educates and empowers women about their legal rights.
Age Positive - a toolkit that provides advice to organisations to tackle age discrimination and promote the business benefits of age diversity in the workplace 
Scope -  provides support, information and advice for disabled people, their families and their carers.
Erewash Voluntary Action - based at Granville Avenue, Long Eaton.   They develop and support individuals and groups who are active in the voluntary sector.
At Erewash Borough Council you can tell us about someone living with dementia and we will record the information in such a way that other departments can tailor the way they provide their services.  For information about Dementia Services and activities for people living with dementia see Dementia Connect
Derbyshire LGBT+ is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) Derbyshire Specialist Support and Advocacy Service
Sight Support Derbyshire - a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with sight loss throughout Derbyshire.
Stop Hate UK - In an emergency call 999 or Derbyshire police on 101 but Derbyshire residents can now also call Stop Hate Uk.
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.