Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan Other considerations through to approval
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.)
There may be small improvements based on multiple identities eg older women from minority racial backgrounds, younger males who have elderly dependents etc
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.
The screening and consultation process involved people with various multiple identities, no issues were identified. However if any currently unknown issues are raised in the future they will be addressed at that time.
Is there an opportunity to better promote positive attitudes towards disabled people by altering this function, service, policy, procedure, project, strategy, plan or guidance?
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?
The following actions have developed in the action plan to have a positive impact on older residents with a disability.
1d. Reduce loneliness among looked-after older people, disabled older people and older people with dementia.
4e. Maximise the accessibility and inclusivity of age-friendly events, publications, websites, and listings including, for example, including translation.
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:
There will be a minor positive impact and therefore no mitigation is required at this time.
If the decision is not to conduct an equality impact assessment (i.e. likely impact = None), please provide details of the reasons for this:
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?
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.
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 function N/A
Please outline proposals for future monitoring of the policy/decision:
An Outcomes Based Accountability (OBA) framework is increasingly being adopted as a method to monitor, evaluate, and review the results of actions and activities facilitated by central and local government.
OBA uses two layers of data to measure progress.
1. Performance measures show the difference a particular project or service is making. They help us know that we are making the difference we intended to make for the people who come in to direct contact with a project or service. These are identified in the action plan as “How we will measure success”.
2. Population indicators show change for whole populations – in this case the people of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Making life better for large populations can only be done by lots of different actions and organisations working together over time, so population indicators help us know whether life is generally getting better for all people regardless of which project or service (if any) they have come in to contact with. These are identified as “Key statistics” in the action plan.
Our population indicators include statistics from a range of sources including the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS), the 2021 Census, the NI Health Survey 2022 and the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council age-friendly quantitative survey, first conducted in 2021 which could be repeated biennially.
Using the key statistics as indicators to measure change, with all actions contributing to improving these figures and provides us with a mechanism to track progress over time. Further performance measures will be developed with delivery partners and some initial measures have been included within the Action plan.
The action plan and anticipated timescales will be reviewed and revised annually, and the strategy will be reviewed and revised after three years. This will consider what has worked well and less well and new challenges and opportunities.
Approval And Authorisation
Screened By Age-Friendly Coordinator, 29.01.2023
Approved By Sport & Wellbeing Development Unit Manager, 29.01.2023