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Disability strategy and action plans

  • Disability Action Plan

    Our Disability Action Plan is a detailed vision on how we plan to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people, and encourage their participation in public life in relation to our functions from April 2019 to March 2022. These duties reaffirm our commitment to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

  • Fulfilling our disability duties

    We must submit a Disability Action Plan to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, showing how we propose to fulfil these duties. We monitor these annually and submit a report to the Equality Commission.

  • What we have achieved since 2019

    Since 2019, we have:

    • made sure the disability duties have been complied with and the disability action plan has been effectively implemented
    • achieved effective communication and provision of necessary training and guidance for staff.
    • confirmed our commitment to submitting an annual report for 2019-20 to the Equality Commission on the implementation of the plan.
  • What we are doing in 2020

    By 2020, we will:

    Allocate all necessary resources in order to build objectives and targets relating to the disability duties into corporate and annual operating plans.
    Confirm our commitment to submitting an annual report to the Equality Commission on the implementation of the plan, as well as carrying out a five yearly review of the plan.
    Commit to consulting with disabled people when implementing and reviewing the council’s disability plans.
    Undertake a planned programme of communication and training on the disability duties for all staff and councillors.

  • Access to our disability action plan

    As part of our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and good relations, we want to ensure that everyone is able to access the documents we produce. Our Disability Action Plan is available in:

    • large print
    • Braille
    • audio cassette
    • computer disk
    • Easy read
    • sign language format
    • plain language

    To request the full document, contact the Equality and Diversity Unit by email equality@belfastcity.gov.uk, contact us  SignVideo or call us on 028 9032 0202.

Equality and Diversity Unit

equality@belfastcity.gov.uk

028 9032 0202

Belfast City Hall, Belfast BT1 5GS

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