Development Directorate - Equality and Diversity
The Development Directorate’s core aim is to enable growth for Birmingham to achieve economic success and self sufficiency for individuals and communities, and improve the quality of life for all Birmingham’s residents.
The necessity to change the way that the council delivers its services has provided an opportunity to review the service that we provide, focus on the things that we do well, and reorganise ourselves to meet the challenges that the city faces. Priorities need to be refocused to ensure that limited resources are directed to those areas which have the greatest impact and benefit to the citizens and economy of Birmingham.
We have redefined the Employment team to embrace economic inclusion, worklessness and social regeneration. The new approach to partnership working, significantly in terms of the resources that will be delivered through the LEP, will play a fundamental role in how we direct opportunities to bring people closer to jobs and it is through such partnerships that we can invest in measures that will bring about social inclusion. The new approach to partnership work will see investment in preventative measures that will ultimately result in long term savings being achieved by reducing recurring social economic costs.
Our economic inclusion, worklessness and social regeneration work will be aligned with the partnership and research intelligence functions of the Directorate. Business Support and Marketing Birmingham (which now has responsibility for inward investment) and Finance Birmingham will be aligned with the Planning and Regeneration service, so that our understanding of what businesses want from the City can directly influence the regeneration agenda, and vice versa.
Equalities and community cohesion considerations are integral elements of our work. This table gives our current position.
For further information, please contact
Development Management Service, 1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, B4 7DJ
Postal address: PO Box 2470, B1 1TR
Email: Margaret.Blizzard@birmingham.gov.uk Telephone: 0121 303 4725
Equality Impact Assessments
The Development Directorate assesses the equality impacts of it's 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 impact assessments completed by the Development Directorate is available below.
Last Updated : 28th March 2013