Contact Details

David A Thomas
Senior Policy Officer
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Penallta House
Tredomen Park
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed CF82 7PG

Tel: 01443 864353
equalities@caerphilly.gov.uk

 

 

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Equalities

Three young males from different ethnies holding awardEqualities is a term that has many different definitions and might be called Equal Opportunities, or Diversity by some people instead; but all these names mean the same thing in practice - it is about treating and respecting other people in the way that you would expect them to treat and respect you as an individual, and ensuring that everyone in our communities are able to get the servi

Three young males from different ethnies holding awardEqualities is a term that has many different definitions and might be called Equal Opportunities, or Diversity by some people instead; but all these names mean the same thing in practice - it is about treating and respecting other people in the way that you would expect them to treat and respect you as an individual, and ensuring that everyone in our communities are able to get the services they need without being prevented by barriers that someone else would not face.

Equalities are fundamental to every service provided to the public under the Community Strategy and covers issues relating to colour, ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, language or nationality.

Public bodies are subject to a wide range of duties and responsibilities under Equalities legislation, which includes having to have statutory schemes in place covering different strands (i.e. race, disability, Welsh language etc.) and a duty to promote good relations and mutual respect between different communities and groups.

Partner Organisations

Caerphilly County Borough Council; GAVO; Heddlu Gwent Police; Aneurin Bevan Health Board; Welsh Assembly Government; Equalities and Human Rights Commission; RNIB; RNID; VALREC; Age Cymru; Welsh Language Board; British Deaf Association; Stonewall Cymru; Caerphilly Access Group; Dyslexia Awareness; Deaf Awareness Wales; Sign Friendly; LGBT Excellence Centre; Menter Iaith Caerffili; Caerphilly 50+ Forum

Priorities for next four years

Ensuring the delivery of the Equalities agenda, specifically in relation to race, gender, Welsh Language and disability, but expanding to meet the challenges of new the Equalities legislation from 2006 and 2010 that between them cover the additional strands of age, religion and belief, transgender issues, sexual orientation and marital status and also include new responsibilities covering social deprivation.

Ensuring the promotion of equalities and diversity within the wider community, working through the community strategy partnerships, will also be a priority, especially through training and awareness raising.