Celebrating equality and diversity in Derby

Every year in Derby we celebrate and mark the International Days of equality and diversity with the city's equality groups:

We also do all we can to help Derbyshire LGBT+ with Derby Pride and other events. 

Our equality and diversity forums and networks

We have five diversity forums:

  1. Minority Communities Diversity Forum
  2. Disabled People’s Diversity Forum
  3. Gender and Sexuality Diversity Forum
  4. Voices in Action Forum
  5. 50 plus Forum

We also have a Learning Difficulties Partnership Board. These forums help us to get our policies right.

We also have three employee networks:

  1. Black Employee Support Network
  2. LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Employee Network
  3. Disabled Employees Network

These support networks help us to:

  • promote equality and diversity at work
  • provide support to each other
  • remove barriers both in the workplace and in the services that we deliver. 

Working with equality partners

As well as working closely with voluntary and community organisations in the city, we are part of Derby Equality and Diversity Network. This is a network of people from all types of agencies who work on equality issues. We meet to:

  • share good practice
  • see how each other is doing in equality
  • arrange events such as equality in procurement, the Equality Act, and equality impact assessment workshops
  • produce a multi-faith calendar with the help of Derby University Students’ Union.

Contact details

Post address:
Equality and Diversity
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 643722
Minicom: 01332 640666
Text relay: 18001 01332 643722
Equality and Diversity
The Council House
Corporation Street

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