Local public bodies want everyone in Ayrshire to experience equal opportunities in all aspects of life.
To do this, they are developing local shared equality outcomes where people who live, work or learn in Ayrshire can have their say on how public organisations make sure everyone experiences equal opportunities in all aspects of life.
Anne Clarke, Chair of the Shared Equality Outcomes Working Group explains: "We believe that by working together we are in a better position to benefit all, so we are asking the public for help. "
Members of the public can get involved by coming along to a consultation event, and working with: Ayrshire College; Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board; East Ayrshire Council; East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership; NHS Ayrshire & Arran; North Ayrshire Council; North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership; South Ayrshire Council; South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership; and South West Scotland Community Justice Authority.
Anne Clarke adds: "We have drafted five equality outcomes that aim to ensure fair, equitable and inclusive experiences for all. They include things like making sure people in Ayrshire are living in safe, inclusive and fair communities and, that they have a positive experience of learning, working and living there.
"All views are equally important, so we are keen to hear from as many people as possible, including individuals and groups. If you possibly can, come along to a consultation event and get involved."
You can find out more about the draft equality outcomes and tell us what you think of them by attending one of the following events:
- Wednesday 21 September 2016 from 10am to 12.30pm in Saltcoats Town Hall, Countess St, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, KA21 5HP.
- Tuesday 27 September 2016 from 1.30pm to 4pm in County Hall, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1DR.
- Thursday 29 September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in East Ayrshire Council Headquarters, 91A London Road, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 7BU.
- Wednesday 5 October 2016 1.30pm-4.00pm in St Kentigern's Church Hall, Dunbar Drive, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire KA3 7PP.
Alternatively, you can complete the online survey available at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Equal4U or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a freepost survey, or to arrange for someone to come along to your group or committee meeting to discuss the equality outcomes with you.
For further information, email email@example.com or keep up to date on social media with the hashtag #equal4u.