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Equality & Diversity
Since April 2004 we have been helping our members with the implementation of Section 75 by co-ordinating a joint exercise on Equality.
By working together we are maximising our resources in terms of time, knowledge, expertise, staffing or finances and minimising the administrative impact on consultee and/or stakeholder organisations. This belief has also underpinned our response to the policy screening process which took place from Spring to Autumn of 2005 and shaped our plans for and actions in relation to conducting Equality Impact Assessments (EQIA).
The principle underpinning this whole process has been:
“joint effort, individual responsibility”.
On behalf of our members, we welcomes feedback on equality issues generally and more specifically during public consultation exercises. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our consultee list by email or tel 028 9023 0446.
Our joint work on the EQIA process is co-ordinated the Federation's Business Committee and rolled out by the Fora and/or working groups made up of volunteers from member associations.
EQIAs are an integral part of the Statutory Duties. The designated housing associations collaborated during policy screening, the public consultation process and the formulation of the EQIA timetable shown below:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5|
|Care & Support|
HR - Recruitment
HR - During
All equality impact assessments carried out will be conducted in accordance with all the procedures outlined in Annex 1 of the Equality Commission’s ‘Guide to the Statutory Duties’.
|Current Consultations||Statutory Equality Duties|