Equalities organisations we work with

Equalities organisations we work with

 Organisations outside the council who we work with

We work with a number of organisations and projects to engage with equality groups in Bristol.

Our equalities policy and strategy is put into action by working with these groups.

Voice and Influence Partnership

The Voice and Influence Partnership is a project that asks Bristol’s residents for their views on campaigns, events and local policies.

The Partnership is made up of:

Lead Partner: The Care Forum

Delivery Partners

Advisory Partners: 

The Partnership is funded by Bristol City Council.

‘Stepping Up’ Programme  

Stepping Up is a region wide positive action award winning leadership programme. It's aimed at changing the diversity leadership landscape across the public, voluntary and commercial sector.

Stepping Up 2020 is open to BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) and equality groups.


Accessable is an organisation which publishes accessibility details of places of interest all over the UK and the Republic of Ireland. 

Bristol Physical Access Chain (BPAC)

Bristol Physical Access Chain is a group  who volunteer their time to improve the quality of life for all people in Bristol, and in particular disabled people.

They work with building owners, developers and service providers, within the private and public sector, to promote and improve access for disabled people within the built environment.  

To get in contact with BPAC, email: hello@wecil.co.uk and include BPAC in the subject line.

Bristol Women’s Commission 

The Bristol Women’s Commission was created because of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life. The Bristol Women’s Commission helps to measure how well Bristol is doing in meeting the obligations set out in the Charter. 

Commission on Race Equality

The Commission on Race Equality (CORE) was formed at the beginning of 2018, with help from Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality and Bristol BME Voice.

They look at issues relating to race equality in Bristol.

Bristol Muslim Strategic Leadership Group

We work in partnership with the Bristol Muslim Strategic Leadership Group to develop and strengthen Muslim communities in Bristol. 

We have co-produced this guide to Muslims in Bristol and Britain (pdf, 2.4MB) (opens new window) .

British Sign Language Charter

The British Sign Language Charter aims to remove discrimination against local deaf communities through a number of pledges.

Bristol City Council was the first local authority to sign the Charter in 2003.

Tackling Hate Crime and building good relations

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services is a partnership commissioned by Bristol City Council to

  • support victims of hate crime
  • tackle hate crime 
  • build good relations in the city