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Development Directorate - Equality and Diversity

In these difficult economic times equality of opportunity is even more important. As we strengthen our economy we must make sure that we benefit from the talents of everyone in the City. Promoting fairness and prosperity is at the heart of the Council’s goals and we will continue to work towards creating a successful and inclusive economy. This means creating the right conditions for growth, opening up opportunities to the most excluded people in the City and improving the quality of life for all Birmingham’s residents.

The Directorate has the following specific Equality Objectives:

  • To provide affordable homes through all delivery mechanisms that meets the diverse needs of citizens and that are accessible to all
  • Commitment to creating a stronger vibrant cultural scene and reducing the gap in participation levels across the City to ensure all residents benefit from a rich cultural and leisure offer that improves their wellbeing
  • The City will put in place plans to build up to 1,800 new primary school places, 400 special school places and up to 750 new secondary school places. The City is also producing an Education Development Plan which will set out the approach to developing infrastructure and supporting the education journey of each child from 2 -19, or, for those young people with complex needs, 0 – 25
  • Securing jobs, skills and training – addressing unemployment, worklessness and skills issues in the City through leadership, partnership working and using the Council’s influence to capture opportunities for Birmingham’s priority residents and disadvantaged groups
  • Supporting the City’s care leavers and Looked after Young People in their transition from care into employment by expanding work placement and employment opportunities
  • Increasing the digital skills for carers by delivering the DISCOVER project that provides digital skills learning for them to support vulnerable citizens

All our services include equality priorities in their work. Follow the links for more information

For further information, please contact

Development Management Service, 1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, B4 7DJ
Postal address: PO Box 2470, B1 1TR

Equality Assessments

The Development Directorate assesses the equality impacts of its policies, programmes, projects and services in accordance with the guidance issued by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and the City Council's policies and procedures. A Schedule of the equality assessments completed by the Directorate is available below.

Relevant consultations can be found on https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk

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Last Updated : 13 February 2014