Identifying the different impacts our activities have on different groups of people is the central focus of Equality Impact Assessment.
In order to do this, we need to find out:
- What do the people affected / involved tell us about these impacts?
- What do we know about the different life circumstances and needs of the people affected / involved?
- What data do we have to help us work out where the gaps are (i.e. equalities monitoring data)?
- What do we currently do to meet people’s needs?