As a local authority we have a variety of roles; as a provider of services, a commissioner and contractor, an employer and a community partner.
Public Sector Equality Duty
London Borough of Hillingdon is committed to providing fair and equal access to services and equality in employment. We aim to recognise and value the differences in the people we serve and employ.
The Equality Act 2010 replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act to make the law simpler and to remove inconsistencies. This makes the law easier for people to understand and comply with. The act also strengthened protection in some situations.
The Public Sector Equality Duty, of the Equality Act, requires public bodies to consider all individuals when carrying out their day to day work - in shaping policy, in delivering services and in relation to their own employees. It requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.
The following information provides evidence on how we are meeting our general duty.
Case studies & objectives
Policies, plans and strategies
This section contains information on how the council is meeting its duty through the development and implementation of policies and plans.
Governance and data
The council collects and monitors data about our residents and employees, and we have strong governance arrangements in place to achieve our equality objectives.
Partnership working and community cohesion
Hillingdon Partners brings together the local public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations. They are committed to equality of opportunity and reflecting the diversity of the residents they serve.
Human resources and learning and development
The council is committed to providing a structured framework and high quality advice to meet current and future business needs, support employees to develop and address skill shortages.
The London Borough of Hillingdon procures many goods and services for the benefit of the borough's residents.