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Leicestershire Equalities Challenge Group

The Leicestershire Equalities Challenge Group (LECG) brings together a partnership of people and organisations across the county that have a strong commitment to maximise equality of outcomes in Leicestershire.

The benefits of this County-based network means that it

  • reflects the views and concerns of service users and there is a good understanding of local communities
  • ensures that people are not excluded or disadvantaged because of protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation)
  • works in partnership with the County Council to find innovative and sustainable ways of bringing about solutions to service issues/problems
  • considers equality implications, for different groups and sections of the community, and that any negative implications, are eliminated and/or minimised by other measures.

Leicestershire County Council funds LECG to act as a platform for sharing equalities issues and providing input and challenge to plans and proposals for service change.

LECG meets four times a year and had its first meeting in March 2015. In between the quarterly meetings, task and finish groups meet to discuss and assess equality implications on specific service topics.

LECG members are invited by Leicestershire County Council to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. The event is open to all will take place on Friday, 26th January at County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, between 1:00-2:00pm. It will include speeches, a reflection and a commemorative action based on the theme of 'The power of words'.

For more information, contact Andrew Jeffreys by telephone on 0116 305 5501 or by email at Andrew.jeffreys@leics.gov.uk

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