Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our emerging approach to equality, diversity and inclusion continues to get rid of social and economic inequality for our residents and to build community wealth. We consider equality and inclusion within the Mayor’s six strategic objectives.

Priority One - Bright Futures

Supporting Children and Young People’s aspirations, keeping them safe and removing barriers to success.

Priority Two - Building Communities

A housing offer for residents that delivers more genuinely affordable homes in well-designed neighbourhoods.

Priority three - Community Wealth Building

A strong economy that supports local businesses, nurtures talent and provides opportunities for all.

Priority four – An Environment for All
An attractive borough which encourages active lifestyles, social integration and civic responsibility.
Priority five – Quality of Life

Improving our health and social care system so it works for Newham residents.

Priority Six – An Efficient and Effective Council

Making Newham Council work better for everyone.

Current equality objectives

Our main equality objectives, for the purpose of the Equality Act 2010, are set out in our Equality and Cohesion Plan. The main three objectives are:

  • Building personal and economic capacity
  • Cultivating trust and fairness
  • Connecting people

These equality objectives are also part of our commitment to build resilience in everything we do.

Making sure we are meeting our objectives

We monitor a range of equality-related data to make sure we are meeting these objectives. This equality data and the three main equality objectives will be measured against the Resilience Performance Framework that we are currently developing to deliver our vision for building resilience.