Equality and Diversity

Swindon Equality Coalition and Voluntary Action Swindon, working with Swindon’s diverse communities to ensure Swindon becomes a beacon for equality of access and opportunity for all. 

Equality in Swindon

Voluntary Action Swindon (VAS) is committed to advancing equality and inclusion in Swindon. To do this, we work closely with Swindon Borough Council (SBC) and across the local voluntary sector to build networks, raise awareness, and take action where needed.

As well as setting our own agenda, we are commissioned by SBC to provide advice and support to help the council deliver its equality and inclusion duties.

Swindon Equality Coalition

Our big focus to achieve these these goals is the Swindon Equality Coalition (SEC), for which VAS provides support and administration. SEC is a network of people and organisations with a shared goal of promoting and supporting equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the Borough.

The coalition highlights positive change and good practice, questions and challenges decision-makers, to ensure Swindon becomes a beacon for equality of access and opportunity. Read more about the coalition and it’s core group here.

In August 2021 we released our long-awaited newsletter. Take a look here

We welcome anyone to contact the SEC to raise issues or share ideas. Please email us at equality@vas-swindon.org

Join the coalition

Membership of the Swindon Equality Coalition is open to people and organisations living or working  in Swindon and sharing the coalition’s mission. You can join the coalition by a simple email to equality@vas-swindon.org

Members will receive regular updates and news by email – SEC members are encouraged to raise issues and share ideas, particularly related to local communities and specific protected characteristics. We will be asking our members to get involved with consultations, events and campaigns – let us know your ideas.