IJB Interim Equality Outcomes

Closed 31 Oct 2022

Opened 10 Oct 2022

Overview

Introduction

To meet requirements as set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, the Falkirk Integration Joint Board has a duty to publish a set of Equality Outcomes every four years and report on our progress every two years.

The Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership is fully committed to promoting fairness, dignity, and respect while delivering services which provide equal opportunity for all in the Falkirk area.

What is an Equality Outcome?

Equality Outcomes are the results we want to achieve in promoting equality, tackling discrimination and fostering good relations. These Equality Outcomes support us to deliver improvements in our services which advance equality of opportunity between different groups of people.

Why is it relevant to you?

Each of us share one of the nine characteristics protected under the Equality Act (2010). These are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Some people may experience discrimination or disadvantage based on their protected characteristics. These Equality Outcomes ensure our services meet the differing needs of people with protected characteristics as well as protect them from experiencing discrimination or disadvantage when engaging in our services.

This year, we are proposing to set Interim Equality Outcomes for 2022-2023. Since we are currently developing our Strategic Plan (to be published in 2023), we have an opportunity to align our Strategic Plan and Equality Outcomes together. This will ensure that the services we deliver and the care we provide is person-centred, human-rights based, and places equality at the heart of everything we do.

We now invite you to have your say on our Interim Equality Outcomes. Please consider these Outcomes and tells us if you agree or disagree, and please provide us with reasons for your answers. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this consultation.

For further information on how the information you provide will be used, please read our privacy notice.

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  • you agree to take part

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Faith groups
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Women

Interests

  • Policies, plans and strategies