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In order to strengthen our equality analysis process we have set up an external group of lay members to review each Equality Analysis before it is published.

The People’s Panel is made up of a diverse range of people who live in the East Midlands and have experience of one or more of the protected characteristics.

Panel members will share their expertise to provide an additional source of information to assess potential impact on the 8 protected characteristics.

Who is on the People’s Panel?
  • Mr Ayaiz Sharif
  • Ms Carolin Tomlinson
  • Ms Evadnie Rodney
  • Mr John Peach
  • Mr Leslie McDonald
  • Ms Maisie Lafond
  • Ms Sandra Paget
  • Ms Sandy Zavery
  • Ms Veronica Price-Job
We have an open application process for people to express an interest in joining the People’s Panel.To find out more about joining the People’s Panel please click dochere.              
Equality Analysis is a means of demonstrating that an organisation has paid due regard  to the needs of all protected groups.

We will work with project leads to assess the impact of our core projects on health inequalities and where possible enhance projects so they have a greater reach.

Please see our pdfequality analysis template that we ask all projects to complete. We are also committed to publishing our Equality Analyses available in easy read formats.              
It is for public authorities to decide how they will comply with the Equality Act 2010, beyond preparing and publishing equality objectives and publishing information. The duties also apply to services that are contracted out.

Guidance produced by the government indicates that the published information should include performance information especially around: outcomes, access to services, satisfaction with services, and complaints. This should include evidence of the effect of their policies and practices.

The guidance also expands on the general duty “to have due regard” stating that this calls for an evidence base to local decision making that may be obtained through local engagement with the “protected groups”.

Public bodies are required to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities.

Public bodies can be brought to account before the courts if they do not comply with equality legislation.

They are required under existing equality law to undertake assessments of how their policies will impact on disabled people, ethnic minorities and men and women, to ensure that existing or new policies do not unlawfully discriminate and also to look at how due regard might be had to the need promote equality of opportunity.