Challenging attitudes towards violence against women, tackling mental health stigma and discrimination, working to reduce poverty and working with schools to pinpoint the causes of bullying.
These are just some of the draft equality objectives and actions Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet has decided should be considered as part of its revised Strategic Equality Plan (2020-24).
The draft objectives are:
- Education – to ensure children and young people are the best they can be.
- Health and Wellbeing – to promote wellbeing and good mental health and tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
- Personal Safety – to ensure people and communities are safe, respected and free from violence and abuse.
- Employment – to ensure our workforce is more reflective of our community, our policies are fair and equitable and gender pay gaps are reduced.
- Participation – to ensure services are accessible for all and people and communities are able to better influence decisions that affect them.
- Living standards – to work to reduce poverty and support independent living
In drafting the equality objectives the Council has considered various national and local research findings; latest data available to the Council and issues raised by local equality groups.
The Council is now consulting on these draft equality objectives and actions with the consultation open until Friday, 20th February, 2020.
Have your say on online at www.npt.gov.uk/haveyoursay, or via paper questionnaires available at civic centres, libraries and community centres.