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Equalities assembly

We are committed to giving you the best possible service at all times. We want to know your views on how we provide our services and we want to work with you to improve the way we deliver them.

The Equalities Assembly has been set up to ensure we involve all our diverse communities.

The Equalities Assembly is a forum, made up of Equality Hubs, which helps ensure Leeds City Council is engaging with and involving the full range of citizens that live in Leeds in the decisions it makes. It offers all equality groups the opportunity to meet and work together to let the council know the issues that affect them.

On this page you will find minutes from previous Hub meetings and information about upcoming events. To view any minutes please use the Documents section.

LGB&T Hub meetings

The LGB&T* Hub group meets quarterly, in a function room of the Cosmopolitan Hotel on Lower Briggate.

Meeting dates for 2016 are: February 9, May 17, August 16 and November 15. Arrival for refreshments from 5pm, with the meeting time 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Please RSVP to LeedsLGBT@Leeds.gov.uk.

This Hub group is supported by a large number of private and 3rd sector organisations within the city, along with a number of key individuals who share the goals of making Leeds an LGB&T* friendly city.

A sample of projects currently under development within this Hub include: Sports inclusion, LGB&T* BME, Leeds 2023, Hate Crime, Domestic Violence, bullying, housing services, mental health alongside various awareness dates and campaigns.

Notes from previous meetings are available in Documents.

For further information or to register for the mailing list please email LeedsLGBT@Leeds.gov.uk.

Disability Hub Minutes, October 2015
The last Disability Hub met on 20 October 2015. The meeting focused on the Care Act and issues around taxi provision for disabled people. To access the minutes, please see the Documents section.

Children and Families Act 2014

Please see in the Documents section details of the new Children and Families Act 2014, which gives some information about the changes to services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Hub Representative’s Network Meeting

​The last Hub Representatives Network Meeting was held on 10 September 2015. The main agenda item focussed on the issues around accessing taxis and the problems some people encounter when trying to book a taxi. The minutes from the meeting are in the Documents section of this page.​

Equalities Assembly Conference 2015

This year’s Equalities Assembly Conference is taking place on Thursday 26 November, from 10.00am-1.00pm in the Banquet Hall at Civic Hall. The conference will include a round table discussion that focusses on community committees. We’d like to know about your experiences of them, what would it take to get you involved, and what could be done differently to best suit you. If you would like to attend the Equalities Assembly Conference, please reserve a place by contacting us at equalityteam@leeds.gov.uk​, or call on 0113 247 4190, or text on 07891 270 162. Please let us know if you have any access requirements. The Equalities Assembly Conference flyer can be found in the Documents section of this page.

Becoming a member of the Equalities Assembly

If you would like to become a member of the Equalities Assembly or for more information about it please contact us by text: 07891 270162 or use the Contact us form on this page to email us.


Sandie Keene, Director of Adult Social Services introduces Better Lives Lived 2013/2014 Local Account

See the Documents section for our 2013/2014 Local Account which shows how care and support offered in Leeds has developed over the last year through the eyes of service users and providers.

If you would like hard copies of Local Account Better Lives Lived, contact asc.comms@leeds.gov.uk

You may also like to see our A-Z directory of health and social care services for adults in Leeds which is available in the Documents section.


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