The Equality Impact Assessment consultation on the protected characteristics relating to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2011 took place between 15 May and 22 June.
Evidence underpinning the EIA was taken from:
- Census information
- Locally produced research from the last couple of years.
- Recommendations from the current JSNA.
The recommendations selected for inclusion in the consultation questionnaire was made by the following criteria.
- They were public facing
- They were not already underway
- There was an element of choice or option over implementation
Given the low level of literacy in the borough, selected recommendations were put into plain English. These ‘plain English’ versions of the recommendations are mentioned throughout this document, where they are prefaced with a number, this relates to the section of the JSNA that contains the original recommendation.