Background

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) was set up as Glasgow Community Relations Council in 1971. It is one of the largest and most established equality councils in Scotland. It is a voluntary sector organisation and registered as a charity and company limited by guarantee. It was set up to eradicate all forms of discrimination under the Race Relations Act 1976. Traditionally WSREC services have focused on casework, advocacy and advice. However, with the demise of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) and the advent of the Equality Act 2010 we changed our name and work in all of the protected characteristics (Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage & Civil Partnership, Pregnancy & Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex and Sexual Orientation).

Our Vision

“We see an inclusive society free from discrimination”

Statement of Intent

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council is working for a just society which gives everyone an equal chance to learn, work and live, free from discrimination and prejudice and from the fear of harassment and violence.

Organisational Aims & Objectives

To:

  • Work towards the elimination of discrimination in all of its forms in the West of Scotland
  • Reduce inequality and promote a culture of human rights
  • Promote good community relations, between all people of all communities
  • Provide training towards the elimination of discrimination in all its operation

What do we do?

  • Provide equality services based on justice and fairness within our area of operations
  • Provided information and signposting to victims of discrimination
  • Championing diversity and equality by working in partnership across all sectors and communities
  • Identify gaps for equality groups within the public sector provision
  • Resources are sought to deal with these inequalities in the shape of projects