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Accessibility, equality and diversity

Equality and diversity

We plan and provide services, policies and employment opportunities in a fair, inclusive and equal way to foster good relations and meet the needs of everyone we encounter.

We have a joint policy with South Oxfordshire District Council, which sets out our commitment to dealing with equalities issues and eliminating discrimination and in everything we do. You can read our Corporate Equality Policy here.

Please note that our Corporate Policy and Equality Action plan are being updated. If you would like more information please contact Corporate Services 01235 422127 or email

We set our equality objectives in line with the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) and report this annually. You can read our Joint Equality Review by clicking the button below

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy was adopted by Cabinet members in the autumn of 2022.

The new strategy will aim to ensure our diversity and inclusion aspirations are fulfilled for staff and residents.

You can read the strategy via the link below (if you require this in a different format please contact our Equalities Officer)

Translation and alternative formats we provide

We aim to provide access to our information and services tailored to people’s needs.

We can provide written information in an alternative language or format, where we perceive there is a genuine need. This might mean we provide you with a summary or extract for longer documents, or it may be more appropriate to talk you through the document with you. The suitability of these options will depend on your needs.

We can also provide an interpreter, signer or lip speaker to communicate our information, where we perceive there is a genuine need. If you need to contact us by telephone but have limited or no English, we will use a telephone interpreting service.

You can read our translation and interpretation policy here.

Workforce monitoring

We are committed to ensuring our employment policies and practices are fair, advance equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations.

Each year we publish a summary of the employment monitoring data we have collated to review how we are doing.

You can read our Employee Equality data report by clicking the button below.

Please contact us if you require this report in a different format.

Accessibility support

If you or a member of your family is registered as disabled, we may be able to provide support for the following:

Other pages that you may find useful are:

Contact us - Equalities

01235 422652
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE