Equality Health Checks
Our equality health check is a review of your organisation / department that highlights areas of best practice and identifies areas of potential weakness. The equality health check is based on your organisations / departments obligations under the Equality Act 2010, regulatory and equality frameworks and best practice.
It will explore how you identify and respond to the needs of people across the protected characteristics:
- Gender Reassignment (Gender Identity)
- Marriage and Civil Partnerships
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Race (including ethnicity, colour and nationality)
- Religion and belief
- Sexual Orientation
Our Equality Health Check has been tailored for the housing sector.
The Benefits of Completing the Equality Health Check
The health check will give you practical recommendations for action that can help you progress on the provision of fair service delivery and employment practices.
Basic Health Check (Free for members)
The basic health check is a desktop or face to face assessment and short report to help you identify areas for future action. It focuses on the following core areas:
- Promoting an inclusive organisational culture
- Removing barriers, increasing access and meeting diverse needs
- Challenging, Analysing and Improving services and performance on equality
During the process you will be asked to provide documents and we will indicate whether the document needs to be reviewed. As part of the process we will also highlight areas of good practice. The basic health check will involve one day of Tai Pawb’s time.
Advanced Equality Health Check
The advanced equality health check is an enhanced version of the basic equality health check with a greater focus on evidence. It involves a more in depth desktop review, interviews with staff and the development of an action plan at the end. Staff members at different levels of the organisation will be interviewed during the process to get a clearer picture of how equality is embedded within the organisation. The advanced health check will be tailored to your organisation/ departments needs and on average will take 5 days.
During the process you will be asked to provide documents and we will indicate whether any documents need to be reviewed.
Reviewing the Health Check (Free for members)
In the years following your first health check, you will have the option to review:
- Your progress towards addressing previous year’s recommendations and further suggestions across all business areas and equality topics
- Progress within a specific business area and/or equality topic
For further information on the equality health check or would like to carry one out please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 029 2053 7630.