Equality and Diversity

Sheffield Equality Hub Network

Sheffield City Council worked with individuals and the voluntary, community and faith sector to set up a voice and influence network for under-represented communities in Sheffield. Launched in 2014, the Equality Hub Network brings communities and decision makers together to work for change on equality and diversity. The Equality Hub Network is open to anyone who is interested in equality, diversity and fairness.

The Network is made up of the following Equality Hubs based on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010:

  • Age Hub (intergenerational)
  • BAMER Hub (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee)
  • Carers' Hub
  • Disability Hub (all impairments)
  • LGBT+ Hub (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, other sexual orientations and gender identities)
  • Religion/Belief/No Belief Hub (includes no religious belief)
  • Women's Hub

Through the Equality Hub Network Board, cross Hub Working Groups and events, the Network provides many opportunities to explore commonalities and encourage joint working.

Cross Hub Working Groups, Network events and the Equality Hub Network Board provide opportunities to explore common issues and work together. Events bring the whole Network together around a theme that people care about, such as poverty, hate crime, health and employment. Information is shared across communities through the Equality Hub Network Newsletter and Twitter.