Equality, diversity and community cohesion

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We are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity as well as fostering stronger and cohesive communities and ensuring that all our services are fully accessible to all Stockton residents.

We will achieve this by removing both direct and indirect discrimination wherever it exists.

We recognise that people may be disadvantaged because of their: age, gender, race, colour, ethnic, national, cultural or social origin; disability; religion and belief, or non-belief; marital status, family circumstances or caring responsibilities; sex, sexual orientation; class, level of income or housing circumstances; or a variety of other circumstances and actively work to reduce and ultimately eliminate this disadvantage.

All local authorities are required to prepare and publish their equality objectives. You can find ours in the Local Council Plan.

If you have any comments or require further assistance, please contact the Diversity Team.


Useful Resources and Information

Community Networks
In this section we have developed a Community Contact Network list, which is made up of local, sub regional and regional contacts across all the different various Community Contracts.

Training information

Our Diversity Team can develop and deliver in-house bespoke training packages around Diversity & Equality issues for internal staff, external organisations and community/voluntary groups. They have a wide range of resources that they have developed.

Interpretation, Translation and Transcription Services

A full translation or summary versions of services can be viewed in English and several other languages using the automated free translation service. However, please note that these services are automated and therefore may produce some unreliable translations (e.g. 'kids' is translated to 'young goats.'). Visit our other languages page for further information.

Cultural awareness information
This Cultural Diversity Resource guidance is aimed at helping our colleagues to be more knowledgeable about the main features of different cultures and religious traditions. It also aims to increase their confidence in discussing needs and exploring a dialogue about different faiths and beliefs. Having a better understanding of different religious traditions and cultures will help colleagues to value and respect them, but of course, there is no substitute for asking the individual. Given the diversity within Stockton-On-Tees, increased cultural awareness can have a positive impact and make stronger cohesive communities.

Armed forces
Leaving the armed forces can have a huge impact on your life and your family. Not only must you find a new job and housing, but you must also settle your family into schools, jobs and social activities. We offer a wide range of services that can help with your resettlement. Visit our support for armed forces personnel page for further information.



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