Equality

The PHA is fully committed to equal opportunities and this section focuses on our responsibilities as a public body in Northern Ireland.

Under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 there is a legal requirement for public authorities to consider the possible impact of all their decisions on nine specified equality categories and also how to promote equality of opportunity and good relations in all areas of our work.

We have to consider how to promote equality of opportunity in relation to the following nine equality categories:

  • religious belief;
  • sexual orientation
  • political opinion
  • gender
  • racial group
  • disability (those with a disability and those without)
  • age
  • dependency (those with dependants and those without)
  • marital status.

Equality documentation

Equality Scheme 
PHA Equality scheme
PHA Equality scheme - Easy read version

Equality Action Plan
PHA Equality Action Plan 2013-18 -final Sept 2013
PHA Equality Action Plan 11-13_March 2012.pdf.pdf

Disability Action Plan
PHA Disability Action Plan_reviewed Aug 2015.pdf
PHA Disability Action Plan_final 13 Mar 2013.doc
Disability Action Plan - Audio version
PHA Disability Action Plan EasyRead

Disability Action Plan April 2013 (British Sign Language Version) Vimeo Video

Annual Progress Reports

Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission.pdf 2015-2016

Annual Progress Report 2010/2011 on Section 75 of the NI Act 1998 and Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Order (DDO) 2006 to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Annual Progress Report 2011/2012 on Section 75 of the NI Act 1998 and Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Order (DDO) 2006 to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Appendix 1a - Progress Review PHA Equality Action Plan 2011-13
Appendix 1b - Progress ReviewEquality Action Plan Progress Reporting 2011-12
Appendix 2 - Progress ReviewChanges to Policies Using Screening
Appendix 3 - Progress ReviewScreening Report Q1-Q4 2011-12

Consultation Reports
PHA Consultation Report Equality Action Plans - final 9 August 2013
Master Consultation Report Disability Action Plans Feedback_13 Mar 2013.pdf
PHA Consultation Report Equaltity Scheme and Action Plan_Dec 2011.pdf

Equality and Human Rights Screening
PHA Screening guidance Feb 2011
PHA Screening_new template Feb 2011.doc
PHA Audit of Information Systems_final report 24 Oct 2012.pdf  Appendix_to_accompany_audit.xls
Screening myths 

For details on all policies we have screened to date please click on the link below which will take you to the relevant website. This website is maintained by the Business Services Organisation’s Equality Unit who support us on equality matters. The site also provides you with access to our quarterly screening reports
Equality and Human Rights Screening Report


Please click on the link below to view further information on PHA policies screened to date www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/2166.htm