The Sheffield Equality Partnership

Who we are

The Sheffield Equality Partnership is open to anyone who is interested in equality, diversity and fairness. The Partnership brings together individuals and organisations from all sectors - voluntary, community and faith (VCF), public and private - to make a real difference in Sheffield. It enables communities to make the city’s decision makers aware of the issues that affect them. The partnerships are supported by local voluntary organisations that are grant funded by Sheffield City Council.

Read on to find out more about the 7 groups that make up the partnership.

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Integrational Age Partnership 

The Intergenerational Age Partnership exists to ensure people from all age groups are consulted on local issues in Sheffield and have the opportunity for their voice to be heard.

  • community safety
  • health and wellbeing (including mental health)
  • loneliness and isolation
  • poverty
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LGBT+ Partnership

The LGBT+ Partnership is a forum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and people of other minority sexual orientations and/or gender identities under the LGBT+ umbrella and their allies.

The Partnership works to raise issues specific to LGBT+ communities and promote fairness and inclusion and challenge inequalities.

  • hate crime
  • health and wellbeing (including mental health)
  • visibility and representation
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BAME Partnership (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)

The BAME Partnership promotes fairness and inclusion and challenges inequalities.

It is open to all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in Sheffield to discuss issues that affect their lives and influence policy and decisions. It is also open to people who are interested in these issues.

  • education
  • hate crime
  • mental health
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Religion and Belief Partnership 

The Religion and Belief Partnership focuses on issues specific to people of faith and to people of no faith to challenge inequalities.

It is open to all people in Sheffield – whether they have a religious belief or have no religious belief – to discuss issues that affect their lives and influence policy and decisions.

  • cohesion
  • community safety
  • hate crime
  • health and wellbeing (including mental health)
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Carers’ Partnership 

The Carers’ Partnership is a forum for all carers in Sheffield to be heard on matters of equality that affect their lives. It is also open to people who are interested in carers’ issues.

  • health and wellbeing (including mental health)
  • loneliness and isolation
  • visibility and representation
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Women’s Partnership 

The Women’s Partnership, one of the groups in the Sheffield Equality Partnership, is a forum for all women in Sheffield to meet, listen and be heard on matters of equality.

All partnerships are vehicles of voice and influence for those in our city at greatest risk of experiencing discrimination.

  • domestic and sexual abuse
  • health and wellbeing (including mental health)
  • violence against women and girls
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Disability Partnership 

Working from the Social Model of Disability, The Disability Partnership offers constructive challenge on those public services and providers in Sheffield in the interests of fairness and inclusion.

We work with all other partnerships and protected groups to advance equality for all throughout the City of Sheffield.

  • employment
  • loneliness and isolation
  • social care
  • transport
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Citizen Space

Citizen Space is Sheffield City Council’s online consultation platform. This allows us to engage widely on a diverse range of themes with groups and individuals in Sheffield.  

Please access the link below to view and complete current consultations. 

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The Cross Partnership Working Group provides opportunities to work together to explore common issues. Events bring the whole partnership together around a theme that people care about, such as health, employment, poverty and hate crime.