New website to be launched for Leicestershire equalities support group

Councillor Pam Posnett has been elected leader of Melton Borough Council EMN-161130-172133001

Councillor Pam Posnett has been elected leader of Melton Borough Council EMN-161130-172133001

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A new website is to be launched to help a county organisation share latest information about equality issues.

The site for Leicestershire Equalities Challenge Group (LECG), which is funded by County Hall. goes live on December 9

LECG acts as a platform for sharing equalities issues and providing input and challenges to plans and proposals for service change.

It meets quarterly and brings together people and organisations with a commitment to improving equality outcomes across Leicestershire.

Its remit includes the assessment of equality implications for specific services such as day care services, county-wide transport and charges for care services.

LECG is chaired by Colin Norman and members include organisations such as Healthwatch, The Race Equality Centre, Leicester Council of Faiths, LGBT Centre, Leicester and Rutland Minority Ethnic Forum as well as smaller networks which support gypsy and traveller communities, mental health services and carers.

Melton-based county councillor Pam Posnett will officially launch the website at a reception in the Sparkenhoe Room at County Hall between 1pm and 2pm, where there will be an opportunity to meet LECG members and hear about the work and achievements of the group.

Councillor Posnett said: “Leicestershire’s Equalities Challenge Group provides us with invaluable input and challenge to our plans.

“This website will make it easier for people to get involved and have their say on equalities issues.

“I would encourage everyone with an interest in equalities to visit the website and get involved with the group’s work.”

The new website, hosted on the Leicestershire Communities website at www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk.

For more information or to book a place for the launch, please contact the LECG engagement officer, Carine Cardoza, on 0116 299 2247, or email carine.cardoza@ageukleics.org.uk