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Equalities

People's differences can sometimes mean some individuals face discrimination in everyday life. No matter your age or background you should be treated fairly and according to their needs.

Sometimes people do not face just one type of discrimination but can potentially face multiple discrimination. Knowing your rights and how to get help and support if you feel you are being discriminated against can help to overcome this discrimination.

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It sets out the different ways in which it's unlawful to treat someone.

If you would like to know more about discrimination, the law and your rights you can find information on the Gov.uk website at www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights/types-of-discriminationOpens new window.

The council, as well as all other public authorities must produce a strategic equality plan containing set equality objectives. These objectives contain actions to achieve specific, measurable outcomes to reduce inequalities. across all of the protected characteristics. We publish annual equality and diversity review reports which demonstrate our progress against the equality objectives and include details of additional work we have undertaken throughout the year. You can find out more about our plan on the Strategic equality plan page of this website. 

 

Age discrimination against adults in the provision of services and public functions is banned under the act. The ban on age discrimination is designed to ensure that the new law prohibits only harmful treatment that results in genuinely unfair discrimination because of age. It does not outlaw the many instances of different treatment that are justifiable or beneficial.

 

Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council's activities cover education, employment, equality awareness, housing, health, social services, community development, criminal justice system, and the way in which goods and services are provided to the public. They can help with advice and information about discrimination, equal opportunities or their work. If you think you have been discriminated against or would like to report an incident they are also able to offer unbiased advice. You can contact them by phone on 01792 457035. You can also find out more information about their work on their website at http://sbrec.org.ukOpens new window

 

Unity Group Wales' vision is to raise awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Wales. If you are being discriminated against because of your sexuality or would like information and advice they offer drop-in as well as working with a wellbeing officer to  put together a support plan and discuss services that may be of benefit to you. They are based at Unity LGBT Centre, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LN with the drop-in service available Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 12.00pm. You can find out more about their services on their website at www.unitygroup.walesOpens new window.

Help and advice is also available from Stonewall Cymru who support individuals to work out how they can make a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities. They can offer advice on discrimination, law, hate crime and parenting amongst others. You can find out about their work, campaigns and get advice from their website at www.stonewallcymru.org.ukOpens new window.

 

Welsh Language

Welsh language standards say what organisations should do in Welsh. They give people in Wales the right to use the language in their every day life and to communicate with organisations in Welsh. Menter Iaith Abertawe promotes the use of Welsh and aims to expand its use across the city. By increasing people's awareness of Welsh they aim to promote the use of the language. You can find out more about their services and events on the website at www.menterabertawe.orgOpens new window.

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