Views are sought from Ceredigion residents on a revised Strategic Equality Plan called A Fair and Equal Ceredigion.
Ceredigion County Council need to revise the Strategic Equality Plan for 2020-24. The plan sets out how the council will make sure actions are fair to all. Being treated fairly and with respect is relevant to everyone and to families and friends.
There are five Equality Objectives within the plan which are:
- An Exemplar Equal Opportunities Employer
- Fostering Good Relations and Tackling Prejudice
- Engagement and Participation
- Dignity, Respect and Access to Services
- Fair and Inclusive Education
Your views are sought on the five Equality Objectives and any other comments that you may have.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn is the Leader of Ceredigion County Council and is the council’s Equalities Champion. She said, “Being treated fairly and with respect is relevant to all of us and to our families and friends. We need to revise our Strategic Equality Plan for 2020-24. The plan sets out how we will make sure our actions are fair to all. Take a look at our draft plan as your feedback and comments will help us to draw up our final version of ‘A Fair and Equal Ceredigion’.”
The plan has been based on three main areas of evidence. These are the Mid and West Wales Equality Survey 2019; the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s ‘Is Wales Fairer 2018?’; and Our existing Strategic Equality Plan 2016-20.
The consultation is open until 29 January 2020. The survey and supporting documents can be found on the Council’s website: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/consultations/ Hard copies are available in Council Libraries across the county.
The plan was approved for consultation by the council’s Cabinet on 17 December 2019.
The final version of ‘A Fair and Equal Ceredigion 2020-24’ will be published on the council’s website at the end of March 2020.