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21-09-21

Four new Equality of Access documents available

The NFCC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project team is delighted to be able to share four new Equality of Access documents with UK fire and rescue services.

The four new documents relate to the following areas of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Equality of Access to Services and Actions for the Vulnerable Rehoused Homeless
  • Equality of Access to Services and Employment for Gypsy and Traveller Communities
  • Equality of Access to Services and Employment for People from Asian Communities
  • Equality of Access to Services and Employment for the Roma Community

The Equality of Access documents provide a range of information about different groups of people and ideas, and the actions which services could take to make a positive difference. All fire and rescue staff are encouraged to read them, particularly those working most closely with our communities.

These documents have been produced to support NFCCs plans to improve EDI and support cultural change across the sector, promoting discussion, capturing learning and encouraging research locally, as well as the sharing of good practice improvements across the sector. 

Aidan Bartley, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager said: “We’re really proud of the work undertaken to produce these information documents, and it’s hoped they provide a starting point for the sector to begin to drive forward real change.”

Each document provides a significant amount of data and information, including research undertaken alongside risk-based evidence. The research is taken from sources which have been identified by organisations who are experts in the areas we have covered

It is recognised that each of these documents, and those already developed, will be more relevant to some services than others, based on their individual risks and their capacity to deliver actions. It is also recognised that even better activities may already be ongoing in some services. 

Feedback on the Equality of Access documents is encouraged to ensure that the documents can evolve and remain useful resources for services and the sector.

Equality of access documents

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