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Have your say on our draft equality plan and objectives

16 March 2018
Social Care Wales

We have launched a new consultation to seek your views about our first strategic equality plan and equality objectives.

Our four-year strategic equality plan states how we will promote equal opportunities through our work for people who use care and support, their families, carers, the workforce who provide care and support, and our staff and board members.

Our plan is based on a principle of promoting equality and valuing diversity. It sets out:

  • our six equality objectives
  • how we will identify and collect equality information
  • how we will publish equality information
  • how we will carry out impact assessments
  • how we will promote knowledge and understanding of the equality duties to our staff.

To make sure our objectives reflect as many diverse views as possible, we developed them with input from a number of people who share one or more of the protected characteristics.

Sue Evans, our chief executive, said: “Promoting equality and valuing people’s differences is central to our core values and is vital for supporting the well-being of people who need care and support, and carers who need support.

“We are committed to promoting equality, and providing an inclusive and supportive environment for staff, our board members and others who work closely with us, as well as for those who use care and support, their families and carers. This is why we are so keen to hear your views about our first strategic equality plan and objectives, and I would urge you to get involved and have your say.”

The six-week consultation is open until 27 April 2018.

If you’d like to take part, download the draft strategic equality plan and complete the short online survey.