Section 75 of the
Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires designated
public authorities, in carrying out their functions relating to Northern
Ireland, to have due regard to:
- the need to promote equality of opportunity between the nine equality categories
of person: between persons of different religious belief, political opinion,
racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation; men and women generally; persons with a
disability and persons without; persons
with dependants and persons without.
- the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of
different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.
In our Equality Scheme we set out
how Radius Housing Association proposes to fulfil the Section 75 statutory
duties, summarised below:
- We will commit the necessary resources in terms of people, time and
money to make sure that the Section 75 statutory duties are complied with and
that the equality scheme is implemented effectively, and on time.
- We commit to having effective internal arrangements in place for
ensuring our effective compliance with the Section 75 statutory duties and for
monitoring and reviewing our progress.
- We will develop and deliver a programme of communication and training
with the aim of ensuring that all our staff and board members are made fully
aware of our equality scheme and understand the commitments and obligations
The Chair and Chief Executive of
Radius Housing Association are fully committed to effectively fulfilling
Section 75 statutory duties across all our functions (including service
provision, employment and procurement) through the effective implementation of
our equality scheme.
We realise the important role
that the community and voluntary sector and the general public have to play to
ensure the Section 75 statutory duties are effectively implemented. Our Equality Scheme demonstrates our commitment to the promotion of equality of
opportunity and good relations.
It also offers a means for people who perceive that we have not complied with our Equality Scheme to
raise their concerns.