Accessibility, equality and diversity
If you or a member of your family is registered as disabled, we may be able to provide support for the following:
- Council tax
- Housing benefits
- Making improvements to your home
- Help with recycling and rubbish collections
Other pages that you may find useful are:
- Accessible public toilets in our area
- Car parks that have disabled spaces
- Wheelchair accessible taxis in our area
- Information on leisure activities that we provide
Equality and diversity
We plan and provide services, policies and employment opportunities in a fair, inclusive and equal way to foster good relations and meet the needs of everyone we encounter.
Please note that our Corporate Policy and Equality Action plan are being updated. If you would like more information please contact Corporate Services 01235 422127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a joint policy with Vale of White Horse District Council, which sets out our commitment to dealing with equalities issues and eliminating discrimination in everything we do. You can read our policy here.
We set our equality objectives in line with the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) and report this annually. You can read our Joint Equality Review by clicking on the button below.
Gender Pay Gap report
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are required by law to publish an annual pay gap report. Due to Covid-19, the Government provided an extension for providing this data.
The Councils’ Gender Pay Gap report for 2020/21 has been produced. You can read the full report by clicking on the button below:
The councils are committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees, regardless of sex, race, religion/belief, age, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability.
We are committed to doing everything we can to reduce our gender pay gap, including:
- Open and transparent reporting
- Annual pay review
- Pay scales transparency
- Flexible working available
- Job evaluation scheme
For more information about the reporting of Gender Pay Gap information please head to the government’s website
Councillor parental leave policy
This is available here.
Translation and alternative formats we provide
We aim to provide access to our information and services tailored to people’s needs.
We can provide written information in an alternative language or format, where we perceive there is a genuine need. This might mean we provide you with a summary or extract for longer documents, or it may be more appropriate to talk you through the document with you. The suitability of these options will depend on your needs.
We can also provide an interpreter, signer or lip speaker to communicate our information, where we perceive there is a genuine need. If you need to contact us by telephone but have limited or no English, we will use a telephone interpreting service.
You can read our translation and interpretation policy here.
We are committed to ensuring our employment policies and practices are fair, advance equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations.
Each year we publish a summary of the employment monitoring data we have collated to review how we are doing.
You can read our Employee Data Report here