Ceredigion County Council's fourth Strategic Equality Plan has received Cabinet approval.

The plan, which outlines the Council's commitment to equality for 2024-2028, is intended to fulfill their duties according to the Equality Act 2010.

All public-facing authorities are required to publish equality objectives and a plan detailing their steps to counter prejudice, discrimination, and inequality.

Ceredigion County Council's objectives include becoming an exemplar equal opportunities employer, fostering positive relations, ensuring participation and engagement, providing dignified and fair access to services, and offering inclusive education.

The plan was moulded following a regional engagement campaign and an open consultation.

It additionally reflects the Council's commitment to the Welsh Government's Anti-racist Wales Action Plan.

The Council seeks to achieve their goals through 34 actionable points, ranging from equality training for staff to housing provisions for the area's residents, and their dedication to offering play and physical activity prospects for disabled children and youngsters.

The Council also aims to bolster the Ceredigion Disability Forum's membership strength - a group that convenes every three months.

In April, Ceredigion's Equalities and Inclusion Team collaborated with Ceredigion Actif to attend Aberystwyth Pride - an example of the Council's ongoing commitment to encourage equality, attracting local charities, institutions, and businesses including Hywel Dda Health Board and Aberystwyth University.

The council celebrated local LGBTQ+ artists and even hosted a parade, a testament to their commitment to an equally balanced Ceredigion.

In May, the Council started an LGBTQ+ stakeholder group that plans to reconvene in September.

Those interested in supporting the mission of the Council for a more equitable Ceredigion can join the group or reach out for more information.

For more details on the Strategic Equality Plan of Ceredigion County Council, interested parties can visit the Council's webpage.