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Supporting Equalities

If you need support and fall into one of the categories shown below, there are many charities, community groups and social enterprises working across Hampshire to help individuals.

Please visit the Hampshire CVS Network Website here to search the directory and help you to identify support in your area.

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. It brought together many pieces of legislation into one single Act providing a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. It protects individuals from discrimination and unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. The Act protects individuals from being discriminated against, and identifies types of discrimination that individuals are protected from. These are called ‘Protected Characteristics’.  It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:

  • Age
  • Gender reassignment
  • Being married or in a civil partnership
  • Being pregnant or on maternity leave
  • Disability
  • Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

If you’ve been treated unfairly because of who you are, it may be unlawful discrimination. For further information please visit Citizens Advice website here. 

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