Guides and supporting organisations

We realise that keeping on top of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect can seem a bit daunting, so see below for further guides

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If you are still unsure about specific subjects or issues there are a wide range of organisations which can help. We have listed agencies and organisations below who we feel are particularly relevant, however this is not an endorsement or recommendation of the services they offer.

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

ACAS is an independent body with statutory duties. It provides information, advice and training, and works with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance in the workplace.

Helpline 0300 123 1100
Text Relay 18001 0300 123 1100

ACAS are available

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday to Thursday 8am-8pm
  • Friday 8am-6pm

Equality Advisory Service

Equality Advisory Service is a confidential equality advice service for small businesses run by ACAS.

Call 0808 800 0082
Open Monday to Friday, 09:00-16:30
Textphone 0808 800 0084
Fax 0800 090 2305


Employers Forum on Disability

Employers' Forum on Disability is the world's leading employers’ organisation focused on disability as it affects business.

Telephone 020 7403 3020
Fax 020 7403 0404
Textphone 020 7403 0040


Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

EHRC have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the seven protected characteristics (protected grounds) - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

England 020 7832 7800 fax 020 7832 7801
Scotland 0141 228 5910
Wales 02920 447710 fax 02920 447710



Stonewall is Britain’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, working for equality. In the workplace they focus on tackling discrimination and their diversity champions programme supports employers in creating an inclusive workplace, enabling their LGB staff to perform at their best. In Scotland Stonewall also support transgender people.

Helpline 08000 50 20 20
(Mon-Fri 9:30am to 5:30pm)
Helpline 029 2023 7744
Helpline 0131 557 3679


The Age and Employment Network (TAEN)

The Age and Employment Network works to promote an effective labour market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy.

Helpline 0300 247 2000



WISE is the UK's lead organisation for the provision of advice, services and policy consultation regarding the under-representation of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment (SET).

England & Wales 01274 724009
Scotland 0131 455 5108

Constructing Equality

Constructing Equality is a leading organisation for construction-specific equality and diversity training and consulting. They produce free monthly e-newsletters promoting construction specific equality and diversity news on request.

Telephone 0151 706 8132


Access to Work

Access to Work provides practical help at work. It can help you if your health or disability affects the way you do your job, giving you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your needs.


London Access to Work Operational Support Unit

Contact this centre if you live in:

  • South East England
  • London
  • East of England
Telephone 020 8426 3110
Textphone 020 8426 3133


Cardiff Access to Work Operational Support Unit

Contact this centre if you live in:

  • South West England
  • West Midlands
  • East Midlands
Telephone 02920 423 291
Textphone 02920 644 886


Glasgow Access to Work Operational Support Unit

Contact this centre if you live in:

  • Scotland
  • North West England
  • North West England
  • Yorkshire and Humberside
Telephone 0141 950 5327
Textphone 0845 6025850

Related Links

  • England: 020 7832 7800
  • Scotland:  0141 228 5910 
  • Wales: 02920 447710
  • EHRC website

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