The Equality Act 2010 sets out a number of challenges for public organisations in respect of: tackling discrimination; equality of opportunity; and the promotion of good relations between ‘equality groups’. Effective ways of engaging with equality groups need to be established to help ensure public organisations serve all sectors of the community in ways that meet their needs.
A range of representative organisations exist in Carmarthenshire, yet there was no pan-equality ‘umbrella’ grouping. This hindered the ability of groups to work with public sector organisations in setting the equality agenda. It has also made it difficult for public sector organisations when seeking the most appropriate routes for engagement.
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