Brent is the second most culturally diverse borough in the UK and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity is not only one of our greatest strengths and assets, but valued by those who live and work here.
Respect for equality is at the heart of what we do and we are committed to improving the services we provide to residents and our staff.
We recognise the progress that has been made with our partners in the west London region towards a vision of an equal and diverse society. This has strengthened our commitment to developing our programme on integration and community cohesion.
We are working hard to create inclusive services and employment opportunities for all people who live and work in Brent.
Internally we do this by supporting and monitoring the work of each department to ensure they address the needs of residents and staff from different backgrounds and with different needs.
Our equality objectives 2019-2023
Under the Equality Act 2010, we have a duty to develop and publish equality objectives and make sure we can show how we measure improvement over the next four years. We have set four equality and human rights objectives in order to achieve key outcomes for those who live and work in Brent:
- Understand the barriers to equality experienced in Brent and act to remove them.
- Provide accessible information and services that are tailored to people’s needs.
- Tackle hate, harassment and victimisation.
- Lead the way in encouraging diversity to flourish in Brent.
For more information about our objectives and how we implement these, please read our Equality Strategy 2019-2023.