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APSE Equality, Inclusion & Diversity Seminar 2022

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Local authorities continue to play leading roles in addressing issues around inequality, always exploring and reviewing what actions they can play in tackling issues around inequality, improving diversity, combating racial disparities as well as exploring strategic perspectives which can lead to improved opportunities for underrepresented communities.

This seminar brings together a range of expert speakers that will be exploring steps local authorities have taken and are continuing to carry out in developing and supporting a diverse workforce at all levels, co-ordinating better dialogue, promoting equality, diversity and inclusion as well as  engaging and responding to the needs of diverse communities as well as meeting and addressing challenges, particularly post COVID 19 on issues like employment, skills and a sense of being part of local places.

The seminar presents an excellent opportunity for delegates to share best practice and gain an overview of how colleagues are meeting these needs around inclusivity and tackling entrenched structural inequalities.

Therefore, this seminar is a MUST ATTEND EVENT for those officers and members who want to look at ways of developing and improving solutions to address social inclusion, Communities, Equalities and Partnerships within the local authority context.

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Engaging with our Communities: Recognising Diversity and Inclusion

Elma Murray OBE, APSE Local Government Commissioner

London Councils tackling racial inequalities

Cllr Muhammed Butt, London Council's Executive Member for Welfare, Empowerment & Inclusion

Tackling Inequalities: The Salford Way (no slides)

Paul Dennett, City Mayor, Salford City Council

Westminster City Council BAME Network: Creating change for staff and communities

Serena Simon, Director of Communities, Westminster City Council

Tackling Inequaliies and dispoportionality - Camden Council

Mathurini Visakan, Equalities & System Change Lead, LB of Camden Council

Sutton:  Our Plan to create an age-friendly borough

Fern Barber, Policy & Project Manager, Sutton Council, and Nicola Upton, Chief Executive, Age UK Sutton

Centre for Ageing Better:  Addressing inequalities in later life

Natalie Turner, Head of Localities, Centre for Ageing Better



Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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