Equality, Community Safety and Cohesion Service
Birmingham is, outside of London, the UK’s most diverse city, made up of a wide range of cultural, faith and other communities. Promoting equality and tackling inequalities is therefore at the heart of the goals of Birmingham City Council, which are fundamental to building a strong local economy and a fair society; and in these difficult economic times they become even more important. These pages will provide you with an insight on our equalities work that assists the city council in delivering on its priorities to create a fair, prosperous and democratic city.
Earlier this year, the BCC Equalities, Community Safety and Cohesion Service commissioned a project that would engage young people in a unique way.120, 14-15 year olds were recruited as Traiblazers (representing 120 councillors) literally taking the seats of councillors, acting as the City Council of 2030 taking on challenges such as designing a new coat of arms and setting a new budget. The project provided a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how officers can work with young people helping them to gain a sense of how they relate to the city and their aspirations as citizens.
The outcome of the project is an alternative map reflecting their thoughts and vision for the city. Please visit www.stanscafe.co.uk/trailblazers for further information on the Trailblazer project.
Delivering on Equalities
Directorate Equalities and Service Information
- Disabledgo.com – Birmingham City Council's online access guide for over 800 venues. Find out about venues with adapted toilets, parking close by, and Braille markings in lifts, or door dimensions of toilets and positions of fixtures and fittings.
- Advice and guidance - The Equality Advisory & Support Service provides free advice, guidance and support to people who face incidents of discrimination. The service explains rights under the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998 and can work with you to find an informal resolution to your complaint of discrimination. For more details please visit the website www.equalityadvisoryservice.com or telephone free on 0808 800 0082 or textphone 0808 800 0084.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- List of useful web sites