Public sector bodies from across South West Wales are asking how fair is life in Pembrokeshire, and other counties in the region, in order to help them put together their Strategic Equality Plans for 2020 – 2024.
Strategic Equality Plans set out how public sector organisations will work together with each other, the voluntary sector and local people, to try to make life in communities in their areas fairer for everyone.
The organisations are interested to find out how people from different groups experience a range of things that contribute towards quality of life including education, health, access to care and support and information, transport, housing, work and rates of pay, crime and access to justice, influencing decisions, getting on together in the community, leisure and access to the countryside.
The different groups they are interested in hearing about are set out in the Equality Act of 2010 and include people of different ages, sexes, races, religions, abilities, marital status, sexual orientation and gender assignment, as well as those affected by pregnant or recent birth.
The public sector bodies working together to gather feedback from local communities include: local authorities in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys, Hywel Dda University and Powys Teaching Health Boards, Dyfed Powys Police Authority and the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Authority, the Wales Ambulance Trust and Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons National Park Authorities.
The organisations have decided to work together to gather feedback so that people are not asked the same questions by lots of different organisations. The information will be feed into the different organisations Strategic Equality Plans for 2020 – 2024, which will be published by Spring next year.
You can give your views by completing our online survey
An Easy Read version is available here
Completed Easy Read versions should be returned to: Pembrokeshire County Council, Policy, 2D County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP
Please complete by Friday 14th June 2019
If you are part of a group that represents one or more of the equality groups listed above you can ask a representative of one of the public sector organisations to come and run a feedback session with you or your group may wish to run a feedback session by itself.
Feedback sessions need to be run by the end of July.
For further information about this please contact Sarah Worby, Corporate Communications Officer, Pembrokeshire County Council on 01437 775263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Protection Note: The survey is anonymous and information provided will be held in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. The survey is being administered by Carmarthenshire County Council using Snap Surveys on behalf of the public bodies involved in the consultation. Collated data from the survey will be provided to the public bodies involved in the joint consultation exercise: Carmarthenshire County Council, Ceredigion County Council, , Pembrokeshire County Council, Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Dyfed Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire Service, Wales Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park Authority and the Police and Crime commissioner.