Ensuring equality and working with communities

Addressing inequality in Lambeth


Lambeth Council

Since launching its own Equalities Commission to identify and recommend ways to address inequalities, Lambeth Council has been working to tackle inequality in the borough. For example, The Lambeth School Partnership launched the ‘Raising the Game’ initiative to help schools create the conditions for black Caribbean pupils to achieve and thrive. Already a London Living Wage employer, the council became a Friendly Funder, meaning that it supports charities and community groups to pay the Living Wage through its grant-making. To improve equality in its own work force, Lambeth Council has launched an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategy, which has already involved rolling out unconscious bias training to hiring managers and setting up BAME, Women, Disabled and LGBTQ+ staff forums.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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