Council showcases work on equality and diversity

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Newtownabbey Borough Council’s work on integrating equality and diversity into mainstream council policy was presented at the Local Government Staff Commission’s Equality and Diversity conference last week.

The council’s Chief Executive, Jacqui Dixon and Andrea McCooke, Head of Corporate Services, told the invited audience that making the best use of resources and a desire to integrate their equality and good relations activities for greater impact prompted the project. The council has produced a practical ‘toolkit’ from their experience which was shared with other councils during the conference. Pictured (l-r) are Dr Adrian Kerr, Chief Executive of the NI Staff Commission, Catherine McFarland, Antrim Council, Jacqui Dixon, Newtownabbey Council and Mervyn Rankin, Chair of the Staff Commission.