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

“An equal and human rights based society, where everyone is valued and can take an active role”

Our Mission Statement

We are working with communities across all equality strands. We develop and deliver community led responses to eliminate discrimination, attain rights and remove barriers to build a fair and just society

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