EB members group photo September 2016 smiling people

What is the Equalities Board?

We are the Equalities Board (EB). We are a group of people who know about discrimination and inequality from our life experiences, or because of our work. Three part-time staff support the board. We are part of Ambition for Ageing (AfA), which helps people to make their communities more age-friendly - better for people over 50. To find out more from the AfA website click here.

Download an easy-read leaflet about AfA here.

What does the EB do?

The Equalities Board helps Ambition for Ageing understand what makes people equal and unequal. This helps AfA help people in minority communities, and others who are marginalised (at the edges of society). We know that if communities work better for marginalised people, then everyone gets a better deal and communities can be more age-friendly. We know that when people from minority communities have a say in making decisions, then things get better for everyone.

We want to make all our information easier to access. If you find this website hard to use, please contact Clare, Hannah or Sarah at afa@lgbt.foundation, or call 0345 3 30 30 30 (ext. 310).

You can find a glossary explaining difficult words and phrases that we use to talk about equalities here, or on our resources page here.

What members say:

“The EB gives minority discriminated groups a voice and platform to come forward and be heard, and it is a good way to reach out to marginalised and equalities groups in Greater Manchester.”

“It is important for policy makers to understand the needs of marginalied groups, but often people in these groups are silent, or there is no channel for them to be heard. I am an immigrant and I speak English as a second language and have hearing loss; I tried to ignore the impact of this as I got older. In the Equalities Board, we can raise awareness of these issues, and influence Ambition for Ageing.”

"I have enjoyed visiting local delivery areas and seeing what they are doing in their communities. It is very important because it is older people in local communities raising awareness of the needs and interests of diverse older people."

"The Equalities Board has given me a way to meet people from other minority groups and start to see things from their perspective."

New EB Ways of Working Document

The Equalities Board has been working on a new agreement about how we aim to work together with respect and care.

Ageing Equally? Research Projects Have Now Begun

All the Ageing Equally research projects have now started, and you can read the full list here. There are five shorter research projects being done by members of the Equalities Board and ten longer research projects. The shorter projects will finish soon and the Equalities Board will produce simpler reports for each research project that are easier to read.

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You can find out more about the EB by clicking on the About Us page or click on the button below.

You can read our publications by clicking on the Publications page, or click on the button below.

You can see some resources about different equalities issues by clicking on the Resources page, or click on the button below.