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North Yorkshire Equality & Inclusion Strategic Partnership

The North Yorkshire Equality & Inclusion Strategic Partnership (NYE&ISP) has membership from a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations, and meets to discuss a range of topics. The aims of the meetings are to provide a forum to:

  • increase partners’ understanding of the issues facing people with protected characteristics in North Yorkshire
  • ensure that organisations in North Yorkshire which take decisions about services provided to people with protected characteristics are aware of the issues they face, and take steps to address the issues
  • create links between partner organisations to share good practices, share plans and provide feedback on plans and changes to services.

For more information contact Caroline O’Neill, Head of Policy & Partnerships caroline.oneill@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk 01904 704177.

North Yorkshire Equality & Inclusion Partnership meetings: agendas, notes and further information

10 April 2024

The agenda includes:

  • Draft North Yorkshire Equality and Inclusion Partnership position statement and presentation
  • North Yorkshire Census data
  • focus on LGBTQ+ people from Healthwatch North Yorkshire (presentation)
  • Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Workforce Development
  • York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority, Devolution and Adult Skills programme development;
  • Increasing inclusivity resources
  • Impact of the cost of living crisis.

10 January 2024

Agenda items discussed included:

11 October 2023

Agenda items discussed included:

12 July 2023

North Yorkshire Equality & Inclusion Partnership Meeting Wednesday 12 July 2-4pm

If you are working or interested in equality and inclusion, join our next partnership meeting to discuss:

19 April 2023

  • Agenda: Increasing inclusivity project outline; Volunteer Managers Network meetings future topics; Working with health; Current issues and observations; North Yorkshire UK Shared Prosperity Fund; Multiply and Rural Prosperity Fund; Review and Agree Terms of Reference. If you have agenda items please email Caroline O’Neill
  • Useful links and supporting information: project brief for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for North Yorkshire Shared Prosperity Funding
  • Meeting notes.

11 January 2023

12 October 2022

  • Agenda: Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (HNY HCP) structures and development of a North Yorkshire VCSE Assembly – engaging and responding to diverse communities. An overview of the context and plan to establish the North Yorkshire VCSE Sector Health and Care Assembly was presented at an event on 21 June.  Links to the recording, the transcript and the presentation are here; UK Shared Prosperity Fund North Yorkshire Investment Plan; a presentation on the Multiply Funding adult numeracy programme and meeting the needs and challenges of reaching people from Protected Characteristic Groups and a supporting evidence paper; a paper on the impact of the cost of living crisis – its impact and the support available; sharing local responses and learning from NYCC Wider Partnership conference (30 September): ‘Working together to support our communities through the cost of living crisis’.
  • Useful links and supporting information: Preventing Radicalisation Home Office Funding; A Warm Welcome: setting up a warm space in your community.
  • Meeting notes

13 July 2022

6 April 2022

12 January 2022

  • Agenda: North Yorkshire Rural Commission Report; Wider Impacts of Covid-19; Reaching people in particular communities and people feeling isolated; Confronting racism; Local Safeguarding Partnerships.
  • Meeting notes
  • Useful links and supporting information: Rural Commission report and action plan; North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults (NYSAB) Local Safeguarding Partnerships presentation; Wider Impacts of Covid presentation.

13 October 2021

14 July 2021

  • Agenda: working with refugees; Inclusive language; Working with the NHS; Local Resilience Forum; Recovery Planning.
  • Meeting Notes
  • Useful links and supporting information: advice on what modern slavery is and how to spot the signs with North Yorkshire Police

14 April 2021

  • Agenda: working with the health sector, structures and priorities; ethnic diversity across North and East Yorkshire, York and the Humber; Inclusive Economic Growth.
  • Meeting Notes
  • Useful links and supporting information: York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (YNYLEP) website

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