Equality and diversity

Our commitment

The council’s vision, developed in the Community Plan 2020, to be achieved with our partners and with the active participation of all those who have a stake in the borough, is to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives and works here. Underpinning this vision is the desire to build One Tower Hamlets – by tackling inequality, strengthening cohesion and building community leadership.

Valuing diversity: Our Equality and Diversity policy statement

Valuing diversity is one of the four core values of Tower Hamlets Council. We will promote diversity and equality in everything we do to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working and visiting Tower Hamlets. The borough’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths and assets. We will build upon this by working with the Tower Hamlets Partnership to provide accessible and responsive services that enable everyone to take part in the social, cultural and economic wealth of the borough. Achieving this is central to delivering the council’s vision, is linked to our Strategic Plan priorities and objectives and forms a driving force within the Community Plan and key to creating a cohesive community.

Our aims and values

As a service provider we will:

  • promote equality of opportunity and eliminate discrimination in the planning and delivery of our services in terms of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity, gender-reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, health, and income status
  • promote good relations between communities and address negative stereotyping of any groups
  • ensure that all residents have equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process
  • tackle harassment relating to a person’s age, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity, gender-reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, health, and income status.

We will comply with:

.