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Impact assessment of council tax and housing benefit in Rotherham results in improved take-up of service by black and minority ethnic communities

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Impact assessment of council tax and housing benefit in Rotherham results in improved take-up of service by black and minority ethnic communities

After attending an equality and diversity training session, the service manager and his team analysed the take-up of council tax and housing benefit applications according to ethnic group. This identified low numbers of applications from black and minority ethnic (BME) residents, and the Pakistani community in particular. Actions from the review were:

NHS Norfolk takes a partnership approach to the provision of interpretation and translation services for the County

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NHS Norfolk takes a partnership approach to the provision of interpretation and translation services for the County *

NHS Norfolk has been a key player in developing the Interpretation and Translation service in Norfolk (INTRAN), a partnership between the Trust, the County Council and 30 other agencies across the region.

Bracking v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2013] EWCA Civ 1345

6 November 2013

Disability - Public Sector Equality Duty

In December 2012, following a consultation, the Minister for Disabled People announced a decision that the Independent Living Fund (ILF) would close in 2015 and that from that point the local authorities, in line with their statutory duties, will have sole responsibility for meeting the eligible care needs of present ILF users. This decision would have had a grave impact on the ability of ILF users to lead independent lives.

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What is the Public Sector Equality Duty?

The PSED is the only provision in the law to address institutional discrimination within the public sector.  It is a legacy of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.  The PSED places three general duties and two specific duties on public authorities and those who carry out public functions.

 

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