Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are not treated differently or less favourably, on the basis of their specific protected characteristic, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
YREN aims to:
York Travellers Trust provides support and advice to the Gypsy and Traveller community.
Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) is a national charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background; they provide advice and support for Gypsies and Travellers, families and communities
Kyra Women’s Project began is a support centre for women, run by women, providing encouragement, companionship, information, training, and importantly, a sense of belonging.
Kyra supports women to help overcome challenges and make change in their lives. It acts as a support group to prevent a relapse in behaviour and develop new habits.
For more information as to why Kyra started and what they do please visit the Kyra website.
York Women’s Forum was founded in 2018 and is a new and developing network which aims to
You can sign up here.
York Independent Living (YILN) is a disabled people-led organisation, enabling and empowering disabled people to have our voices heard, we influence the services we receive and we get the most out of life.
York People First is an independent self advocacy group whose aim is
Equality Advisory Service offers information and guidance on discrimination and human rights issues. The service is free and accessible by phone, email, fax, post, video link for those who wish use BSL and offers advocacy services for those experiencing mental ill health and those with learning disabilities.
York Mind is an independent local mental health charity which aims to empower individuals experiencing mental ill health to start on the pathway to recovery. They believe that the condition should never define the person and consequently our recovery model encompasses every aspect of our clients’ lives: personal, social and professional.
York Interfaith aims to contribute to the promotion of mutual respect and understanding between faith communities and aim to respond to the new & changing ethnic and faith mix of population in York. York Interfaith has been accepted as a member by the National Interfaith Network.
One Voice York is the umbrella organisation of those churches in York who cooperate together in prayer and mission.
One Voice has no membership, just a handful of trustees, but have become a large network of Church leaders, and leaders of associated ministries, across the denominations and traditions.
One Voice facilitates the building of relationships between Christian leaders and ministries within the city, and is the conduit between the church and civic authorities.
One Voice organises events and ministries in the city, branding some to let everyone know that they are open to all.
The Forum actively promotes awareness and understanding of LGBT people’s needs to enable full participation in society and works with many others to reduce the fear of crime and bullying, particularly in schools. It also encourages greater participation in the prevention and detection of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic discrimination.
Free to be Me is a training programme the York LGBT Forum developed. They currently have two training programmes Free to be Me in Care and Free to be Me in the Workplace.
Be You Gym aims to create opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community to exercise in a welcome environment.
Older Citizen Advocacy York (OCAY) has been an independent charity in York since 2002, funded primarily by the Big Lottery as well as a number of smaller grants, donations and fundraising.
They aim to help people have their voices heard, through advocacy. They have upwards of 20 committed and skilled volunteers, including volunteer advocates, fundraisers and trustees, and a team of 4 dedicated part-time staff.
The majority of our advocacy is delivered through volunteers, supported by staff with qualifications in advocacy. They offer ongoing training and development for all volunteers and staff.
Age UK York aims to improve later life for everyone through their information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.
YorOK supports children, young people, parents and carers, and anyone who looks after or works with children and young people in York
AWOC is a group for all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children. For details of when they meet please go to the Community Activities directory.
York Human Right's City is A catalyst for York, businesses and organisations to champion a vibrant, diverse, fair and safe city.
A Human Rights City is one that seeks to engage with people’s real concerns by using a human rights framework to address local, everyday priorities -such as the right to good quality education, housing, health and standard of living for all its residents, without discrimination.
In doing so, its vision is to integrate human rights into policy, practice and local life, highlighting positive stories as well as areas needing improvement.
You can pledge your support on their website and also subscribe to receive a weekly email of human rights related events in the city.
The City of York Council’s duty under the Equality Act 2010
Last reviewed: 08/10/2019
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