Equality information and analysis

Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)

We recognise that promoting equality and inclusion will improve public services for everyone. We want Cheshire East to be an area of equal opportunity, where everyone has a fair chance and people from all backgrounds take part in community life.

Our aim is to make equality an integral part of the way the Council works by putting it at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality – as an employer, in the services we provide, in partnerships, and in the decisions we make.

Equality Impact Assessments help us to place Equality and Diversity at the centre of our day-to-day thinking and activities. They help us to understand the likely and actual impact our plans, actions and services could have on protected characteristics and to target action as appropriate.

Equality Impact Assessments help us to put right inequalities, increase public confidence and serve all sections of the community according to their circumstances and needs. We carry out these assessments to ensure we have a positive impact upon on our service users and employees. 

An Equality Impact Assessment is an analysis of a policy, service or function to see if it has a positive or negative impact on any of the 9 characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

The Council has a large number of Equality Impact Assessments a number of which are below. If you do not see the Equality Impact Assessment that you are looking for please contact us at Equalityanddiversity@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Currently available Equality Impact Assessments

Adult Social Care and Public Health Equality Impact Assessments

The following Equality Impact Assessments are under development and are therefore open for feedback.

We especially encourage comments from Cheshire East residents who can offer insights from a particular protected characteristic view point (as listed above).

Please email any comments or feedback to equalityinadultsocialcare@cheshireeast.gov.uk .


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