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Equality for All in Cumbria

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Our vision for Equality is outlined in Equality for All 2012-2016  The Strategy sets out how the council plans to meet its objectives under the Equality Act (2010)

Equality for All 2012-2016this document will open in a new window (PDF 399KB)

Summary of Equality for All 2012-2016  

Equality Objectives 2012-16

Equality Needs Analysis 2016 (PDF 381KB)

Equality for All is based on the following definitions:


Equality is about everyone having the same chances in life and getting the same access to the services they need.


Diversity is about understanding and respecting people's different needs and aspirations.  We cannot achieve equality without addressing diversity.

Equality is not about treating everyone the same.

To achieve this vision in Cumbria we need to make sure that:

  • Public services are reaching out to everyone
  • Elected Members and community leaders have equality as a central part of their role
  • We are addressing inequalities people face from early years and education through to accessing services as older people
  • That equality is at the heart of how we manage our staff.


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