One of the ways that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council works towards making services accessible to everyone is by using Equality Impact Assessment (EIAs). These are carried out on new or changed services, strategies and policies. The aim of EIAs is to identify any potential barriers or discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and good relations between different groups.
The Equality Act 2010 is in place to ensure that no one faces discrimination on the ground of disability, age, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation, race, transgender, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnerships status when accessing our services or working for the council. Find out more information on the councils' Public Sector Equality Duties
, which form part of the Equality Act 2010.
By carrying out EIAs it also means that if a potential negative impact of a proposed action is identified, reasonable ways in which to deal with it can be identified and considered, before a decision is taken on how the service will be delivered.
Below is a list of completed EIAs. Each completed assessment has been validated by the council's Equality Strategy Group and a summary report showing the key information for each assessment is attached.