Equalities resources

On this page you’ll find all of the resources we have developed to help you make workplaces fairer. Got an idea for a resource? Email equalities@community-tu.org

Stand up for equality!

We're looking for members to become equalities reps

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Join the conversation

Join members on our equalities facebook group to get involved in our work

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Equalities training

Courses that may help you when it comes to mental health, diversity or building your confidence.

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Community’s strategy for equalities


Guidance for disabled workers

Safety at work: including specific advice for women, BAME and disabled members

Rights for pregnant workers

Domestic abuse guidance

Advice for members experiencing sexual violence

Equality impact assessments


Mental health, a guide for reps

Flexible working, a guide

Flexible working, an e-note

Equal pay and pay gaps

Equal pay audit

Sexual harassment (coming soon!)


Menopause at work: all resources

Menopause at work: a guide for members and reps

Menopause at work: a model policy for employers, docx and PDF

Redundancy information factsheet for pregnant women and new mothers

BAME workers

A guide to tackling racism and discrimination at work

Guidance for workers with religious faith or belief

E-note on antisemitism

Disabled workers

Making self-employment work for disabled people: a research report

Guidance on reasonable adjustments

Redundancy information factsheet for disabled workers

LGBT+ workers

LGBT+ rights at work

LGBT+ mental health webinar

Equalities news and updates

Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation partners with Community to support teachers promoting racial equality
Community - February 25th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
The partnership will work to support teachers to deliver lessons around the story of Stephen’s life to teach young people about tolerance and anti-discrimination. Community [...]
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How my apprenticeship opened up opportunities
Megan Edwards - February 11th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
For National Apprenticeships Week I thought that I would share my own experience of what it was like to be an apprentice, why I applied [...]
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LGBT+ History Month 2021
Melantha Chittenden - February 1st, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today marks the first day of LGBT History Month. It is a time when LGBT people and their allies celebrate the lives and legacies of [...]
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The difference equalities policies can make
Lisa Francis - January 28th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Equality is something that I have been passionate about for some time. Before Community I worked in a residential unit for people with mental health [...]
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My experience as a trans person
Dr Finn Ballard - December 8th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
This is a blog by Dr Finn Ballard on their experiences as a transgender person.  To undertake a gender transition, or a process of affirmation [...]
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Looking out for each other
Steven McGurk - December 7th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Working at RSBi (Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries) in Glasgow – Europe’s largest supported business – we provide essential goods and services to Glasgow City Council [...]
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Building back better – disabled people and COVID-19
Emily Brothers - December 3rd, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Today marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Emily Brothers considers the opportunities and threats having resonance in this year’s theme: Building Back Better [...]
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Coronavirus has shown why young workers need unions
Jack Whiston - November 19th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Coronavirus has had a massive cascading impact across all walks of life, and especially on young workers. The impacts that we have suffered not only [...]
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Why having a menopause policy at work is important
Jennifer Dean - November 11th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
When my employer Community recently put in place a menopause policy, I was delighted.  Around the same time that I started working at Community, I [...]
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Community members mark menopause awareness day
Community - October 22nd, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Last week Community members across the UK marked menopause awareness day in different workplaces across the country. We wanted to highlight just one of those [...]
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