The North Yorkshire Equality and Diversity Strategic Partnership (NYED)
been established with membership from a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. There is a mailing list of over 1,000
organisations which will engage with NYED, and an executive list of about 30 which will take part in day-to-day discussions, and attend NYED
meetings. NYED was established to support and promote the interests of dispersed diverse communities in the County. In particular this has
evidenced a disturbing reduction in the degree of priority given by public and private organisations to the needs of specific equality groups
in their own internal policies, and consequently in the delivery of the services they offer.
Caroline O'Neill, Networking & Collaboration Officer at the Forum and Professor Gary Craig represent the voluntary sector on this partnership.
Review of issues facing Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in North Yorkshire
has been appointed
as a consultant to help build capacity within specific BAME groups to raise their profile, and to challenge decision-makers and service
providers in other sectors with a specific focus on the needs of Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.
- work with specific BAME groups to build their capacity to interact with decision-makers
- build alliances between groups in different parts of the county, so they can work together to interact at county level
- interact directly with decision-makers to raise the profile of specific groups, and the importance of policies which promote and support
their interests, in terms of being inclusive employers, and in terms of ensuring that their services are attuned to the needs of the
specific communities in question
- support NYED, comprised of colleagues from organisations in all sectors, to promote the interests of specific groups, and to take decisions
about how to address them
The Partnership aims to keep you informed of issues around Equality and Diversity in North Yorkshire through its newsletter (the first issue
of which was launched in September).
Partnership meetings took place on the following dates:
20 April 2016 agenda and minutes.
13 January 2016 agenda, minutes and
a research update from Ann Hindley
18 November 2015 minutes