A Pause for Reflection
Following concerns raised at the Equality Hub Network Board, we have agreed to undertake a review of the Equality Hub Network in order to clarify the role and purpose of the network, the expectations we have of volunteers, and whether our existing structures are fit for purpose in delivering this. I have therefore proposed a temporary pause of the business of the EHN pending a detailed review, which was agreed by the Board Members. This means no formal Hub meetings will take place during this period, however hub members are of course free to meet informally as they wish.
The review will start by the end of January 2020 and will last no more than 6 months. It will have the active involvement of Support Organisations and Board and Hub Members. We will look at how other authorities engage with diverse communities and consider best practice, including all the good work and positive learning from the EHN.
Cllr Terry Fox
Acting Chair, Equality Hub Network
The Equality Hub Network is open to anyone who is interested in equality, diversity and fairness.
The Network brings together individuals and organisations from all sectors – voluntary, community and faith (VCF), public and private – to make a real difference in Sheffield.
It enables communities to make the city’s decision makers aware of the issues that affect them and influence policy, strategy and services.
The Network is made up of the following Equality Hubs based on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010:
- Age Hub (intergenerational)
- BAMER Hub (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee)
- Carers’ Hub
- Disability Hub (all impairments)
- LGBT+ Hub (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, other sexual orientations and gender identities)
- Religion/Belief/No Belief Hub
- Women’s Hub
The Hubs are coordinated by Support Organisations that are grant funded by Sheffield City Council.
Events bring the whole Network together around a theme that people care about, such as poverty, hate crime, health and employment.
Upcoming Equality Hub Network meetings and events
Download meeting notes, action plans and other supporting documents for the Equality Hub Network from the Documents page.