EW Group has worked for many years with a large number of local authorities throughout the UK on a wide range of projects. The Equality Standard for Local Government (ESLG), launched in 2001 and reviewed in 2005/06, is an important measure adopted by 90% of all local authorities. We have helped many councils to achieve an appropriate level within the Standard, in particular supporting those seeking to meet their target of external assessment for Levels 3 and 5.
One client that we have worked with over a number of years is the London Borough of Lewisham, one of the first authorities in the UK to achieve Level 5 of the ESLG. Lewisham’s approach to equality has always been to address issues in a proactive way and we have assisted them through consultancy, training and general guidance in this area.
Other local authority clients have asked for support in producing their Annual Workforce and Equalities Monitoring Report, with developing action plans, facilitating staff forums and producing corporate guidance handbooks. We have designed, developed and run a wide range of training programmes for all levels of staff, from front-line staff to Council Members and Officers. This has included harassment training, recruitment and selection training, Equality Impact Assessment training and leadership training for black and minority ethnic (BME) personnel.
Clients in this area include:
Equality Works has a long and successful track record of working with Kent County Council. We have worked closely with Unite over many years, extensively with Social Services, with Education... Read More »
We were commissioned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) to conduct training and workshops to introduce Equality Impact Assessments to staff and work towards embedding... Read More »
Equality Works and the London Borough of Hillingdon have been working in partnership for the last six years to develop and produce the council’s Annual Workforce and Equalities... Read More »
The overall objective of the training was to develop and communicate the vision for change and ensure that staff within social services were able to be as effective as possible in their... Read More »
Since 2006 Equality Works has been providing a range of on-going expert support to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. This work has involved supporting the Equality Action Team within... Read More »
Since 2006 Equality Works has been providing a range of on-going facilitation support to a range of audiences with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. This work has involved supporting... Read More »
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets recently changed their training provider and approached us on the basis that we have been working with them on a number of projects over the last... Read More »
We are proud of our long standing relationship with Medway Black Workers’ Forum (BWF), one of the most long lived and successful staff forums in the UK. We have facilitated sessions... Read More »
Our work with Medway has had several strands and has been continuing since 1998. The Equalities and Diversity project has had three phases. With the aim of mainstreaming equalities into... Read More »
Equality Works were commissioned by North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC) to carry out an audit of Equality and Diversity. This involved providing a programme of consultancy... Read More »
We were commissioned by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) in February 2008 to support them in establishing the evidence base for Level 3 of the Equality Standards for Local Government to... Read More »
We have recently undertaken an audit of equalities processes and performance across Ryedale District Council in order to support the Council in progressing to level 3 of the Equality... Read More »
Stockport Council commissioned us in the autumn of 2005 to produce a corporate guidance handbook on equalities monitoring in service provision. The aim of the guidance was to promote... Read More »
We were commissioned by the Council Tax & Benefits department at Wandsworth Council to undertake Equalities and Diversity needs analysis with the senior management team in the department... Read More »
EW Group was commissioned by Westminster City Council to develop and conduct equalities and diversity training for 2 separate groups of staff: Team Leaders, Supervisors and Professional Practitioners... Read More »
Cumbria County Council engaged Equality Works to undertake an extensive Equality and Diversity programme which provided training across all levels, from Members to front line staff;... Read More »