Equality Screening – Ould Lammas Fair 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th 2022

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S75 Equality And Good Relations Screening Form

 


General Information:   

Policy/ Procedure & Strategy

 



Is this an existing, revised or a new function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?   

New   



Operational Area:

Leisure and Development

 


Title:

Equality Screening – Ould Lammas Fair 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th 2022

 


Brief Summary:

This is an ancient festival in Ballycastle dating back to 1606 and was traditionally held over the last Monday and Tuesday in August. Nowadays the event has stretched out over 4 days and will take place on 27, 28, 29 and 30 August 2022 and encompasses the seafront and town centre areas. In earlier times, all kinds of livestock were traded at the Fair, however nowadays only horses are sold. A vast array of goods are available at the Fair and include bric-a-brac, farm produce, dulse, yellowman and an Artisan market with mouth-watering delights along with intricate crafts, live music and family fun. 

This is the third time this event has been screened and it is still a learning experience for the Council.


The purpose of this screening is:
(A) To create inclusive events where everyone attending feels welcome and unrestricted
(B) To ensure that the rights of all S75 groups are respected and that they are afforded time, space, adjustability of arrangements and a positive attitude.
(C) Reduce barriers to participation for many S75 groups which are often the result of inaccurate, inaccessible information which is not delivered in advance of an event.
(D) Look at possible changes to events by improving accessibility for S75 groups. 


Proposed changes may include:

  • Council employees need to be trained (incorrect assumptions e.g. deaf people won’t like music) and respectful of different types of need. 
  • Print must be in plain language, large and clear. 
  • Light should be good, diffuse, and steady. 
  • Venue acoustics should be comfortable and escapable. 
  • Signage must be clear and consistent. 
  • Loop systems must be in working order. 
  • Doors should be automatic, wide and easy open. 
  • Rest areas with a quiet room with seats and tables should always be available. 
  • Disability toilet facilities and car parking provision is essential. 
  • Lowered counters should be available.

     


What is it trying to achieve? (intended aims and outcomes)

  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is committed to creating and maintaining a most inclusive environment for visitors attending an event.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that facilities and services at events are accessible to all.
  • Ensure that all S75 groups attending events do not experience any form of harm, discrimination or degrading treatment.


 

Who owns and who implements each element of the function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council via different directorates.




Other policies etc. which have a bearing on this function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s full range of policies.
 

 

Available Evidence

Evidence to help inform the screening process may take many forms.  Public authorities should ensure that their screening decision is informed by relevant data.
What evidence/information (both qualitative and quantitative have you gathered to inform this function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?  Specify details for relevant Section 75 categories.

This screening document has been developed using the best practice guide issued by Belfast City Council in 2017.

 


Section 75 Category Details of Evidence/Information

  • Mid-year 2020 NISRA statistics detailed the usual resident population of Causeway Coast & Glens Local Government District to be 144,900, accounting for 7.6% of the N.I. total.  Statistical information with regards to the Districts makeup and individuals therein was also reviewed. 
  • It is also clear that the majority of our borough is rural in composition and therefore the specific needs of those individuals must be considered during screening to ensure they have an opportunity to participate and be heard.

  

Religious Beliefs

The 2011 Census outlined:
Census 2011                                                                                        CC&G Borough Council                Northern Ireland
Roman Catholic                                                                                              36.97%                                      40.76%
Protestant & Other Christian (including Christian related)                             48.44%                                       41.56%
Other Religions                                                                                                0.59%                                         0.82%
None/Not stated                                                                                               5.64%                                         6.75%

Individuals with disabilities, carers and supporters may have a variety of religious beliefs or viewpoints, however this is a cross community initiative which will support the inclusion of feedback from all residents.  

Indirectly both individuals with and without a religious belief may benefit from future actions arising from the consultation feedback.

In addition, the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified




Political Opinion

The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (2020) provides the following information on the political parties people in Northern Ireland feel closest to (this information is not available at Council area level) :
                       
                                                                                                      %
DUP/Democratic Unionist Party                                                   23
Sinn Féin                                                                                      11
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)                                                         11
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)                              14
Alliance Party                                                                               28
Green Party                                                                                   4
Other Party                                                                                    2
None of these                                                                                3
Don't know                                                                                     3

Again, individuals with disabilities, carers and supporters may have a variety of political opinions or viewpoints, however this is a cross community initiative which will support the inclusion of feedback from all residents.  

Indirectly both individuals with and without a political opinion may benefit from future actions arising from the consultation feedback.

In addition, the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified

 


Racial Group

On Census Day 27th March 2011 the resident population was:

                                                                 N.I. (%)           Rest of U.K. (%)          ROI (%)             Other Europe (%)          Rest of World (%)
N.I.                                                            88.84                   4.56                         2.09                          2.51                              1.99
Causeway Coast & Glens                        91.02                   4.99                         1.42                          1.45                              1.06
Local Government District

This project may have a positive impact on this Section 75 category; as the communication materials and consultation documents have been provided in easy read.  This will support individuals for whom English is not their first language or identify fear of crime which is related to race and or ethnicity. The promotion materials use plain English and clear representative pictures. The website translation tool will also support translation into the individuals first language if necessary.

It is anticipated that individuals from all racial backgrounds may benefit from future actions arising from the consultation feedback.

In addition, the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified.

 


Age

Age: (Mid Year 2020)   (NISRA statistics)

                                                   CC&G Borough Council                              Northern Ireland
Under 15                                             28,600 (19.74%)                                      395,800 (20.88%)
16 - 64                                                 89,200 (61.56%)                                   1,179,700 (62.24%)
65 - 84                                                 23,900 (16.49%)                                      280,600 (14.80%)
85 and over                                             3,200 (2.21%)                                         39,400 (2.08%)
TOTAL Population                               144,900                                                  1,895,500


Mid-Year population estimates 2020 - NISRA By Council Area

Council                                                              0-15                 16-64                    65-84              85 and over          TOTAL
Antrim & Newtownabbey                                29800                89400                  21500                 3000                   143700
Ards & North Down                                         30000                97000                  31000                 4100                   162100
Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon             48900              134200                  30200                 4000                   217300
Belfast                                                             68200              223100                  43800                 7400                   342500
Causeway Coast & Glens                               28600                89200                  23900                 3200                   144900
Derry City & Strabane                                     32700               94900                  21100                 2400                    151100
Fermanagh & Omagh                                     25400                71400                  18000                 2500                    117300
Lisburn & Castlereagh                                    29600                91000                  22600                 3300                    146500
Mid & East Antrim                                           26800                85700                  23600                 3300                    139400
Mid Ulster                                                       34800                92200                  19300                 2700                     149000
Newry, Mourne & Down                                  41000               111600                 25600                 3500                     181700
                                                                                                                                                                                   1895500 


This project strives to have a positive effect on individuals from all age groups. The provision of communication materials and consultation documents in easy read will support inclusion.  

In addition, the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified.

 


Marital Status

Marital Status: 

Marital status by former legacy Council area (most recent figures available from Census 2011):

Census 2011                                              Ballymoney BC           Coleraine BC                 Limavady BC                   Moyle DC
Single                                                            32.68%                           34.78%                       36.64%                           34.96%
Married                                                          52.52%                          48.88%                        48.94%                           49.03%
Civil Partnership                                              0.07%                            0.06%                          0.08%                             0.08%
Separated                                                        3.13%                            3.15%                          3.58%                            3.66%
Divorced/Civil Partnership Dissolved               5.23%                           6.13%                          4.99%                             5.11%
Widowed/Surviving Civil Partner                      6.39%                           7.00%                          5.78%                             7.15%

This project strives to have a positive impact on this Section 75 category; and acknowledges that individuals who live alone may have different fears with regards to crime. 

It is anticipated that the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified.

 

 


Sexual Orientation

There are no specific figures available on how many people may be Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual or Trans-gender or Trans-sexual (LGBT) specific to the Council area. 

The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (2020)   provides the following information on the sexual orientation of people in Northern Ireland (this information is not available at local government level):


                                                                             %
 I am ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ (homosexual)                    3
 I am heterosexual or ‘straight’                           94
 I am bi-sexual                                                      2
 Other                                                                   1 

In addition the NI Rainbow Project estimates between 6-10% of any given population could be considered as LGBT. 

This project strives to have a positive impact on this Section 75 category; and acknowledges that people’s perceptions with regards to an individual’s sexual orientation may be a factor in targeted crimes. 

It is anticipated that the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified.

 


Men and Women Generally Gender:  (Mid Year 2019 Population Estimates)2 


                                        CC&G Borough Council                Northern Ireland
Male                                   71,742 (49.5%)                           932,717 (49.3%)
Female                               73,096 (50.5%)                          960,950 (50.7%) 


The gender profile of staff is as follows:  


Gender                     Total
Male                           369
Female                       277


This project strives to have a positive impact on this Section 75 category; and acknowledges that people’s perceptions with regards to an individual’s gender may be a factor in targeted crimes. 

It is anticipated that the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified.

 


Dependants

The Census information in 2011 showed:

People With or Without Dependents:


Census 2011                                              CC&G Borough Council                          Northern Ireland
Number of households                                          54,970                                             721,860
Households with dependent children                    15,597 (28.37%)                              261,251 (36.19%)

Again, individuals with disabilities, carers and supporters may have various home life situations.

This Section 75 group may indirectly benefit from the increased understanding and future actions arising from the consultation feedback.

In addition, the consultation process will support the identification of any impact not presently identified.

 


Disability

People with a Disability/People Without:

People with a long term condition/illness by former legacy Council area (most recent figures available from Census 2011):

Census 2011                                                        Ballymoney BC             Coleraine BC                Limavady BC                Moyle DC
People with a long term condition/illness                 30.6%                            31.31%                       31.05%                         31.68%
People Without                                                         69.4%                            68.69%                       68.95%                         68.32%
   

 

 

 


Source: NINIS, Census 2011, KS302NI
Notes: 
1. ‘Communication difficulty’ means a difficulty with speaking or making yourself understood. 
2. ‘A mobility or dexterity difficulty’ means a condition that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, lifting or carrying. 
3. ‘An emotional, psychological or mental health condition’ includes conditions such as depression or schizophrenia. 
4. ‘Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing’ includes conditions such as asthma. 
5. ‘A chronic illness’ includes illnesses such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, heart disease or epilepsy. 
6. ‘Long-term’ refers to a condition which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months.

This project has been specifically developed to positively impact on individuals within this Section 75 category; and has been targeted at groups who may have previously been under-represented in the collation of feedback.

It is anticipated that the consultation process will identify various impacts currently unknown.  As a result the actions developed will positively impact individuals within this Section 75 category. 

 


Screening Questions

1. What is the likely impact on equality of opportunity for those affected by this function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?


Section 75 Category -  Positive impact (it could benefit)                              Neutral                                   Negative impact (it could disadvantage)                            

Gender
Women                                  Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)                                                             
Men                                       Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)                                                                            
Transgender men/women     Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)                                                                           
Other please specify             Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)         

Reason:    It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact with regard to Gender.

 

Race

Asian                                 Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)  
Black                                 Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)  
Chinese                             Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)     
Mixed race                         Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)  
Other please specify          Minor Negative impact (it could disadvantage)  

Reason:    It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact with regard to Racial Groups

     
Disability
Long term health impairment could include mental health problems, asthma, heart conditions, chronic fatigue etc. Major Negative impact (it could disadvantage)  

Reason:      People with a variety of disabilities may feel intimidated by the large crowds in evidence at this event.

 

Sexual orientation

Heterosexual, lesbian, gay men, bisexual, others  Minor Positive impact (it could benefit)  

Reason:         It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact with regard to Sexual orientation.



Age

Older People  Minor Negative impact (it could benefit)  
Younger people and children  Minor Negative impact (it could benefit)         

Reason:    It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact with regard to Age Groups.


          
Political Opinion

Neutral             
 
Reason:    It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact with regard to Political Opinion.

 

Religious Belief   

Minor Negative impact (it could benefit)  
               
Reason:    It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact on Religious Belief

 

Martial Status

Minor Negative impact (it could benefit)                 

Reason:    It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact with regard to Marital Status

 

Dependants

Minor Negative impact (it could benefit)  
Reason:    It is not envisaged that this event will have an adverse impact with regard to Dependents.

                   
      

                                                     


Screening Questions

2. Are there opportunities to better promote equality of opportunity for people within any of the Section 75 categories?


Gender

(Women, Men, Transgender men/women , Other please specify)  
This event does not negatively impact on Equality of Opportunity for men and women generally.

 

Race

The categories used in the Race section are those used in the 2011 census.  Consideration should be given to the needs of specific communities within the broad categories. 
(Asian, Black, Chinese, Mixed race, White, Other please specify)
This event does not negatively impact on Equality of Opportunity for people of different racial or ethnic group.

 

Disability

Long term health impairment could include mental health problems, asthma, heart conditions, chronic fatigue etc.

Disabled Toilets: Accessoloo (suitable for wheelchair access) at Marina Carpark Sunday 26th August 5pm to 10pm: Monday 27th August 8am to 10pm and Tuesday 28th August 8am to 9pm.

Disabled Parking: Limited disabled parking at Marina Car Park and Market Street and also redirect to Park and Ride as all buses wheelchair accessible.

Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs: Available to hire from Shop Mobility at Seafront. Bookable in advance on 07934190242 (Monday only)

Quiet Time is Monday 11am – 12 noon. This includes Animal Petting Farm, North Coast Alpacas and Circus skills workshops to accommodate children with disabilities on before the main crowds arrive. 

Silent fun fair ride providers will be available from 6pm until 7pm on Friday 26th August to accommodate children with disabilities.  

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Pony Rides suitable for many special needs children, but not for wheelchair bound children as they don’t have a winch to hoist a child on to the horse. (These will be departing from the Agricultural Zone in Fairhill St. which is a 15-20 mins walk from the seafront. A slight walk but essential to be contained within the Agricultural Zone for Health and Safety purposes).
Riding for the Disabled (RDA) offer specially designed and adapted Pony and Trap Rides for wheelchair users. No set time for pony rides or pony and trap rides: report to the Agricultural Zone
 

 

Sexual orientation

Heterosexual, lesbian, gay men, bisexual, others

This event does not negatively impact on Equality of Opportunity for heterosexual, lesbian, gay men, bisexual, transgender or others

 

Age

Older People, Younger people and children
All age groups can get involved and enjoy the event. There will be something for everyone.

 

Political Opinion

This event does not negatively impact on Equality of Opportunity for those of differing Political Opinions.

 

Religious Belief

This event does not negatively impact on Equality of Opportunity for those of differing Religious Beliefs.

 

Marital Status

This event does not negatively impact on Equality of Opportunity for any particular Marital Status.

 

Dependants

This event does not negatively impact on Equality of Opportunity for those with or without Dependents. 

 

 

 

Screening Questions

3. To what extent is the policy likely to impact on good relations between people of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group?


Section 75 Category:  Religious Belief
Details of policy impact:  Positive impact - neutral venue and neutral programming brings groups within and across communities together. 
Level of impact:  Minor

Section 75 Category:  Political Opinion
Details of policy impact:  Positive impact - neutral venue and neutral programming brings groups within and across communities together. 
Level of impact:  Minor

Section 75 Category:  Racial Group
Details of policy impact:  Positive impact - neutral venue and neutral programming brings groups within and across communities together. 
Level of impact:  Minor


 


Screening Questions

4. Are there opportunities to better promote good relations between people of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group?

Religious Belief:   Yes.  Event opent to all.
Political Opinion:  Yes.  Business engagement across the community with programmining.
Racial Group:  Yes.  Liaison and engagement with the Chamber of Commerce and Councillors of differing political opinions.

 

 

 

Additional Considerations

Generally speaking people can fall into more than one Section 75 category.  Taking this into consideration, are there any potential impacts of the function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance on people with multiple identities?  (For example:  disabled minority ethnic people, disabled women, young Protestant men, young lesbians, gay and bisexual people.)

No impact.

 

Provide details of data on the impact of the function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance on people with multiple identities.  Specify the relevant Section 75 categories concerned.

No impact.
 

 

Disability Considerations

Is there an opportunity to better promote positive attitudes towards disabled people by altering this function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?

Yes

Is there an opportunity to encourage participation by disabled people in public life by altering this function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?

Yes
See Disability section under Question 2 for full details.
 

 

Screening Decision


Likely Impact:  Minor

If the decision is to subject the policy to an equality impact assessment (i.e. likely impact – Major), please provide details of the reasons for this:  --

If the decision is not to conduct an equality impact assessment (i.e. likely impact = Minor) the Council should consider if the policy should be mitigated or an alternative policy be introduced: --


If the decision is not to conduct an equality impact assessment (i.e. likely impact = None), please provide details of the reasons for this:  --




Mitigation

When the Council concludes that the likely impact is ‘Minor’ and an equality impact assessment is not to be conducted, the Council may consider mitigation to lessen the severity of any equality impact, or the introduction of an alternative policy to better promote equality of opportunity or good relations.
Can the policy/decision be amended or changed or an alternative policy introduced to better promote equality of opportunity and/or good relations?

 No

If YES, give the reasons to support your decision, together with the proposed changes/amendments or alternative policy:
N/A


Timetabling And Prioritising
If the policy/decision has been ‘screened in’ for equality impact assessment, then please answer the following questions to determine its priority for timetabling the equality impact assessment.
On a scale of 1 to 3, with 1 being the lowest priority and 3 the highest, assess the policy in terms of its priority for equality impact assessment.
 

Priority Criterion
Rating (1 to 3)
Effect on equality of opportunity and good relations  N/A
Social Need  N/A
Effect on people’s daily lives  N/A
Relevance to the Council’s functions  N/A
 



Monitoring
Please outline proposals for future monitoring of the policy/decision:

  • Review of amendments and adaptations made for the 2018 event
  • Seek feedback from visitors attending 2018 event
  • Debrief and ascertain lessons learned and ongoing monitoring





Approval And Authorisation


Screened By:  Events Officer   25th August 2022

Approved By:  Lead Events Officer   26th August 2022



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Section 75 Category Details of Evidence/Information
On Census Day 27th March 2011 the usually resident population of Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District was 140,877accounting for 7.78% of the NI total.
Religious Beliefs On census day 27th March 2011, in the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District the religious background composition was as follows:
Religious Background Roman Catholic
(%) Protestant/ Other Christian
(%) Other Religions/ Philosophies
(%) No Religion / None Stated (%)
NI 45.14
48.36 0.92 5.59
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 40.21 54.79 0.65 4.35
There is no indication or evidence to suggest that the event will have a negative impact on this Section 75 Group.

Political Opinion
On census day 27th March 2011, in the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District the political opinion composition was as follows:
First Preference Votes Unionist Parties (%) Nationalist Parties (%) Other Parties/Independent (%)
NI 43.2 41.1 15.7
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 49.4 34.9 15.7
There is no indication or evidence to suggest that the event will have a negative impact on this Section 75 Group.
Racial Group On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District, considering the resident population:
Place of Birth N. Ireland 
(%) Rest of UK
(%) ROI
(%) Other Europe
(%) Rest of World
(%)
NI 88.84 4.56 2.09 2.51 1.99
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 91.02 4.99 1.42 1.45 1.06
There is no indication or evidence to suggest that the event will have a negative impact on this Section 75 Group.
Age On census day 27th March 2011, in the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District the age composition was as follows:
Age 0-15 years 16-64 years
65+ years
Total
NI 379,323
(21%) 1,167,820 (64.5%) 263,720 (14.5%) 1,810,863
(100%)
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 28,756 (20.4%) 90,424 (64.2%) 21,697 (15.4%) 140,877
(100%)
The age profile of blind and partially sighted people in Northern Ireland differs from that of the resident population as a whole. In general terms, they tend to be older than the general population. For example, while 21 per cent of the resident population are aged 0-15 years, only 4.1 per cent of blind or partially sighted persons are in this age category. In contrast, 59 per cent of the blind or partially sighted population are aged 65 or over, compared with 15 per cent of usual residents. 
Statistics also reveal an ageing population. From 2001-2011, the population aged over 65 years has increased by 40,400 (18 per cent). Furthermore, those aged over 85 years have seen the greatest proportional increase; in 2001 there were 23,300 people aged over 85 years, which has now increased to 31,400 (an increase of 35 per cent over the decade).
NISRA recently published a statistical bulletin (May 2016) entitled ‘Population Projections for areas within Northern Ireland: 2014-based’. It relates to the time period mid-2014 to mid-2039. The bulletin contains key data relevant to the ageing population as well as how the age structure of the population is projected to change. 
For example:
• The population aged 65 and over is projected to increase by 74.4 per cent to 498,500 people from mid-2014 to mid-2039, with the result that one in four people (24.7 per cent) will be in this age category.
• The population aged 85 and over is projected to increase by 157.3 per cent to 88,600 people over the same period, which will see their share of the population increase from 1.9 per cent to 4.4 per cent.
Marital Status On census day 27th March 2011, in the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District the marital status composition was as follows:
Marital Status All People
≥ 16 Single
(never married) % Married *
% Divorced
% Widowed **
%
NI 1,431,540
(100%)
36.14 51.63 5.45 6.78
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District
112,121
(7.83%) 34.77 53.09 5.54 6.60
*2011 Married – This includes people who were remarried; those who are separated but still legally married; and those in a same-sex civil partnership.
**2011 Widowed includes surviving partner from a same-sex civil partnership
There is no indication or evidence to suggest that the event will have a negative impact on this Section 75 Group.
Men and Women Generally On census day 27th March 2011, in the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District the gender composition (men and women generally) was as follows:
Gender (Men and Women Generally) Male
(%) Female
(%)
NI 49 51
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 49.46 50.54
There is no indication or evidence to suggest that the event will have a negative impact on this Section 75 Group.
Sexual Orientation There are no specific figures available on how many people may be Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual or Trans-gender or Trans-sexual (LGBT) in the Council area. 
The NI Rainbow Project estimates between 6-10% of any given population could be considered as LGBT.   This would equate to 8,453-14,088 of the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District population.
Dependents On census day 27th March 2011, in the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District  the number of households with dependent children was as follows:
Households % with Dependent Children
NI 33.85
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 33.37
A ‘dependent child’ is defined as 0-15 or aged 16-18 who is a full- time student and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s) (Census 2011).
There is no indication or evidence to suggest that the event will have a negative impact on this Section 75 Group.
Disability On census day 27th March 2011, in the Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 
Limiting Long Term Illness
Very Good & Good General Health
NI 20.69% 79.51%
Causeway Coast and Glens Local Government District 20.17% 71%
A person is described as having a limiting long term health problem if they have a health problem or disability that limits their daily activities and which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months. This includes problems that are due to old age (Census, 2011). Overall, in Northern Ireland and in the Council area, around 1 in 5 people suffer from some form of Limiting Long Term Illness.
Table 1 depicts a breakdown of long-term health problem or disability per type of condition indicated.
 
Notes: 
1. ‘Communication difficulty’ means a difficulty with speaking or making yourself understood. 
2. ‘A mobility or dexterity difficulty’ means a condition that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, lifting or carrying. 
3. ‘An emotional, psychological or mental health condition’ includes conditions such as depression or schizophrenia. 
4. ‘Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing’ includes conditions such as asthma. 
5. ‘A chronic illness’ includes illnesses such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, heart disease or epilepsy. 
6. ‘Long-term’ refers to a condition which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months.
Causeway Coast and Glens has followed guidance and acted on examples of best practice with regard to Vulnerable Adults & People with Disabilities Legislation. Council has introduced a designated policy and procedure for Adults at Risk. Previous Policies have included Vulnerable Adults within the Children Protection and Vulnerable Adults Policy.
The Adults at Risk Policy recognises the communication needs of people with Learning Difficulties and Disabled Users. The policy adopts a picture format which is accepted as a more user friendly process to raise awareness with regard to inappropriate behaviour.