Monday, 8 November 2010
Comprehensive Spending Review: equality impact (2)
Second meeting in as many working days of members of the Equality and Diversity Partnership (EDP) at Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCIL), discussing the effects on Leicester of the Comprehensive Spending Review. EDP's role in this is to provide quality assurance, to affirm that Leicester City Council's Equality Officers' approach is sufficiently robust - that it's accurate enough to be used in an Equality Impact Assessment of the effects of the cuts on those covered by the various protected characteristics (i.e. age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender). Leicester City Council wants our assistance to ensure that the second level of cuts that they'll be compelled to implement won't come as a double-whammy to those already hit by welfare and benefit cuts announced in the Emergency Budget in June.