Agenda

Equalities Committee
Tuesday 6 March 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Board Room 5 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Nikolay Manov, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 1348; Email:  nikolay.manov@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members

2.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda.

3.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

5.

Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

6.

Modern Slavery

Members will hear the ‘Modern Slavery in London - Your Duty to Identify and Protect Victims’ presentation by Tamara Barnett from the Human Trafficking Foundation.

7.

Accessibility Audit Report pdf icon PDF 96 KB

This report presents the findings of a review commissioned by the previous Equalities Team on the accessibility of frontline Council services.

Additional documents:

8.

Impact and equality analysis of the Overall Benefit Cap pdf icon PDF 122 KB

The report provides details of the actual impacts on residents of the reduced cap, and briefly outlines the steps taken to offer support and services to residents affected.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Homelessness Reduction Act: Equality Impact Analysis pdf icon PDF 119 KB

The report considers the implications and challenges that the Housing Needs service and its service users with protected characteristics may face in the context of the legislative changes associated with the Homelessness Reduction Act.

 

Additional documents:

10.

Progress update on Brent's 2017/18 Equality and Diversity Action Plan pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The item provides the Committee with a progress update on the 2017/18 Equality and Diversity Action Plan.

11.

Achievements of the Equalities Committee (verbal update)

Members will hear an update on the achievements of the Equalities Committee since its establishment in July 2015.

12.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.