The Equality Hub Network brings communities and decision makers together to work for positive change. The Network is open to all who are 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)
  • Disability Hub (all impairments)
  • LGBT+ Hub (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, other sexual orientations and gender identities)
  • Belief and/or Religion Hub (includes no religious belief)
  • Women's Hub
  • Carers' Hub

Each Equality Hub is supported by a grant funded organisation. The Equality Hub Network Board oversees the Network. Events bring the whole Network together around a theme that people care about, about such as poverty, hate crime, health and employment. The Network shares information across communities through the monthly Equality Hub Network Newsletter and Twitter. 

Grants supporting the Equality Hubs

The Equality and Fairness Grants 2017-20 fund is specifically for coordinating each of the Equality Hubs (excluding the Carers’ Hub, which is included in the Carers' Contract). The fund ensures effectiveness and enables joint working.

The grants recipients, amounts awarded and their corresponding Equality Hubs are:

  • Age Hub – Age UK (£11,250) and Sheffield Futures (£3,725)
  • BAMER Hub – FaithStar Foundation (£15,000)
  • Disability Hub – Disability Sheffield (£15,000)
  • LGBT+ Hub – LGBT Sheffield (£10,000)
  • Belief and/or Religion Hub – Sheffield Faiths Together (£10,000)
  • Women’s Hub – Together Women (£9,050)

Information about the Equality Hub Network Board

Board attendees are:

  • Independent Chair, Lee Adams
  • Equality Hub Representatives
  • officers from grant funded organisations that provide support to Equality Hub Representatives
  • Cabinet Member responsible for equality, Cllr Julie Dore
  • Executive Director of Resources, Eugene Walker
  • Social Justice and Inclusion Manager, Adele Robinson
  • senior officers from other public sector organisations

Current Equality Hub Representatives:

  • Age Hub - older people (acting): Steve Chu
  • Age Hub - young people (acting): Emma Hinchliffe
  • BAMER Hub: Marcia Brooks
  • Carers’ Hub: Pauline Kimantas (acting)
  • Disability Hub: Craig Williams
  • Disability Hub: John Quinn
  • LGBT+ Hub: Heather Paterson
  • LGBT+ Hub: Kath Housley
  • Belief and/or Religion Hub: Nasir Akhtar
  • Belief and/or Religion Hub: Patsy Cunningham
  • Women's Hub: Charlotte Albiston
  • Women's Hub: Laura Hegarty 

Upcoming meetings & events

  • LGBT+ Hub: Thursday 5 October 2017, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Town Hall
  • Belief and or Religion Hub: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Town Hall
  • Age Hub: Tuesday 31st October 2017, 10am to 12pm, Sheffield Islamic Centre Madina Masjid, Wolseley Road, S8 0ZU
  • Disability Hub: Wednesday 6 December 2017, 1.30pm to 4pm, The Circle, Rockingham Lane
  • Women’s Hub: Monday 11 December 2017, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, The Circle, Rockingham Lane
  • LGBT+ Hub: Thursday 11 January 2018, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Town Hall
  • Women’s Hub: Tuesday 13 March 2018, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Town Hall

If you need a reasonable adjustment, please contact us before the meeting. 

Equality Hub Network Newsletter

You can download and view our previous Equality Hub Network Newsletters. You can also contribute towards the Newsletter by filling out our submission form by the relevant deadline:

  • Friday 29 September 2017
  • Friday 27 October 2017
  • Friday 24 November 2017
  • Friday 5 January 2018
  • Friday 26 January 2018
  • Friday 23 February 2018
  • Friday 30 March 2018

Newsletters go out approximately one week after the deadline.