Equalities and fairness at the council

We have a Strategic Equality Plan to make sure that we meet everybody’s needs and to help us tackle disadvantages. The plan was adopted in 2016 and will be reviewed annually.

In it the Authority outlines how it will promote equality and diversity for the next four years, some of the practical steps we will be taking to put our commitments into practice, the importance of data and how we will monitor our performance and the effectiveness of this Strategic Plan.

The plan sets out seven objectives for improvement. These are the seven things that the Council will focus on improving between 2016 and 2020.

A range of papers and evidence were carefully considered when deciding upon the key objectives.


Executive Summary report

Full Report (Technical)

Powys ‘Have your say’ Event - Summary of Engagement responses


Is Wales Fairer?

In 2016 with the enactment of the Well Being and Future Generation Act we further integrated the requirements for impact assessments and created a pragmatic toolkit.  The toolkit has incorporated the following legislative requirements:  Equalities, Council Vision and Strategic Priorities, Welsh Language, Future Generations and Sustainable development, Risk Management, Safeguarding and other core guiding principles. 
This toolkit will facilitate improved decision making, based on evidence, which considers the wider implications for the service, the council and communities of Powys. It will demonstrate that the council has shown due regard for the corporate, legislative and regulatory requirements placed upon it.  

  1. If you would like to be involved with helping the council take forward this plan, please leave your contact details below so that we can contact you in the future to discuss what you could do

Download the plan

Strategic Equality Plan 2017-2020 Update.

Strategic Equality Plan 2016-2020

If you’d like this document in large print, Braille, Easy read or in an audio format, please contact us using the contact details on this page.

If you have any complaint regarding any equality issue (ethnic background, race, gender, age, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or language) Please use our Complaint form but let us know that it is in relation to an equality issue.