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South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership

Aims of the partnership

The aims of the South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) are:

  • seek to reduce inequality on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, rurality and religion/belief
  • celebrate diversity and reduce discrimination
  • improve the life chances and opportunities for people who live, work and visit South Lakeland

Partnership members

The South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership is composed of interested representatives from the private, public and third sectors.

Along with us members of the SLEDP include:

  • Cumbria Constabulary
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Stricklandgate House
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay
  • NHS Cumbria
  • NHS Cumbria Partnership Trust
  • Victim Support, Quaker group
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
  • Cumbria Fire Service
  • Disability
  • Kendal Town Council
  • Community Drug & Alcohol Team
  • Black and Minority Ethnic and Housing representatives

Previous projects

Previous projects include initiatives to tackle hate crime and increase interfaith dialogue. Recently, members of the partnership have helped to secure funding for the Hidden Stories Project to promote immigrant stories in South Lakeland and West Cumbria. They have also been supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner in their work with AWAZ delivering a production in schools called ‘Feel the Hate’.

For more information get in touch with us by sending an email to: partnerships@southlakeland.gov.uk

For further details or to join the partnership please contact the Chair by email: sledp@gmail.com