We promote equality and freedom from discrimination for
everyone in North Somerset.
We are committed to ensuring there is equality of opportunity
for our residents irrespective of their status.
To help us meet this aim we have an
Equality Scheme (pdf, Feb 2010,
351kb) which sets out how we will achieve this aim and our
duties to you.
You can find the updated
Impact Assessments for our medium term financial
plan (also known as the budget reduction proposal) on this web
We are responsible for:
- adhering to the equality framework for local government which
states we must consider equality issues at all levels of our policy
- giving advice on access to buildings for local businesses and
- offering a racial harassment case work service through the
Support Against Racist Incidents
We also help provide support for individuals affected by
homophobia by working alongside the charity
Challenging Homophobia (EACH) which runs a freephone
helpline on 0808 100 0143.
Equalities Advice Line
A new advisory service that provides a range of help for people
who feel they have been unfiarly discriminated against has been
Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) is designed to
offer bespoke advice and targeted support on issues of
discrimination to those who need it most.
Contact the Advice Line :
Telephone number : 0800 444205
Textphone number: 0800 444206
Opening hours : Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm and Saturday