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York Council Recruits for Fairness Board

York Council 010513

7:52pm 1st May 2013

The Without Walls Partnership has announced that it is recruiting members and a chair for a new Board being set up to oversee the reduction of inequalities in the city. City of York Council is leading membership recruitment from a wide range of areas including business, the voluntary sector and organisations that provide specialist support to groups affected by discrimination or disadvantage.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, City of York Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Equalities, said: “The council and its partners are committed to making sure that everyone enjoys the excellent quality of life our city offers and to ensuring that York is an equal, inclusive, and welcoming city. The members and chair, who can come from a variety of sectors, will be tasked with reducing inequality within the city: an incredibly rewarding position.”

The Fairness and Equalities Board will try to continuously improve life in the city for everyone. The initial focus will be with groups that face many difficulties and may have experienced discrimination or disadvantage, for example those living in our most deprived wards, people with mental health issues and members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Community.

Expressions of interest from interested individuals and organisations are invited by 17 May. Prospective members should email Charlie Croft on charlie.croft@york.gov.uk describing why they would be interested and what they could bring to the partnership. Full details including terms of reference for the Board, as well as membership categories and a job specification for the position of chair are available from the Without Walls website: http://www.yorkwow.org.uk/inclusive-wow/.

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