Have your say on equality resources for the third sector

What’s the project about?

Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Diverse Cymru have been commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Wales to develop a series of resources on equality duties in Wales for third sector organisations. These resources are about helping Welsh third sector organisations understand and use equality law in Wales.

What are the equality resources?

We’ll be developing information, letters, flyers and posters aimed at helping third sector organisations understand and use the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and the specific duties in Wales to challenge discrimination and drive change.

Topics we’ll be covering include:

  • Setting, publishing and reviewing equality objectives
  • Strategic Equality Plans
  • Equality Impact Assessments
  • Engagement with people from protected groups
  • Training for staff in public sector organisations
  • Links between equality law/duties and the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Who should get involved?

We want to make sure the resources we develop work well for all third sector organisations in Wales. This includes national charities, local charities anywhere in Wales, social enterprises, associations, mutuals and co-operatives, self-help groups and community groups.

The resources are aimed at improving your knowledge of the equality duties in Wales and providing you with tools you can use to challenge public sector organisations and improve equality in Wales.

We want to hear from all third sector organisations, not just groups that work on equality issues or with particular communities. It is important these resources can be used by third sector organisations that don’t focus on equality.

Get involved in any of the following ways:

First thoughts

Before we start we want your thoughts on what would help you understand and use equality laws and duties and possible resources.

You can let us know your thoughts by:

  • Completing our two minute online survey: 


Please respond by Monday 26th February.

Attending one of our Focus Groups

We will be running three focus groups, which are free to attend.
These sessions will include an introduction to the specific equality duties for Wales, to ensure that participants are aware of the duties that resources focus on.

You’ll then get an opportunity to:

  • Discuss what you want to know about the equality duties and how to use them
  • Discuss what letters and resources would be useful for you and other third sector organisations
  • Look at the draft briefings, template letters, posters, and leaflets and feedback on their content and wording
  • Let us know what other kinds of resources would be useful

Tea and coffee will be provided at all events. All venues are accessible and first floor venues have lifts and accessible facilities. Please let us know if you have any access requirements when you register. Please also let us know if travel or other costs are a barrier to you attending.
Thursday 1st March 2018 in Cardiff.

Registration 9:45 am. Focus group: 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Culture & Media Centre @ Loudoun, Plas Iona, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5HW
Friday 2nd March 2018 in Carmarthen.
Registration 9:45 am. Focus group 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS), The Mount, 18 Queen Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT.
Thursday 8th March in Colwyn Bay.
Registration 12:45 pm. Focus group 1 pm – 4 pm
Venue: Station Court meeting rooms, above Porters Coffee Shop, 41-43 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BP.
Reviewing the draft resources
If you want to look at the draft information, letters, leaflets and posters, but can’t attend one of the focus groups, there are a number of ways you can do this:

  • We can email you the drafts for your comments
  • We can post you drafts if you’re not online
  • You can phone us to provide feedback

For more information, or to book a place on a focus group, please contact C3SC:
Telephone: 029 2048 5722
Email: admin@c3sc.org.uk

Diverse Cymru

Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project

People living in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff will have the chance to find out how they can influence their local council and health services at the launch of the exciting new “Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project”, on Monday 20 November 2017 in the Vale of Glamorgan and Friday 24thNovember 2017 in Cardiff.
These free events, organised by equality charity Diverse Cymru will be held in the Corporate Suite, Vale of Glamorgan Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU, from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm on Monday 20thNovember and Taff Housing Conference, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD, from 1pm – 3 pm on Friday 24th November.
At these launches people will be able to find out about the new “Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project” and how they can be involved.
Ele Hicks, Policy Manager at Diverse Cymru said “We very much hope that people will come along to our event and find out about our new project. Through the project people will learn how government works, what the Well-being of Future Generations Act is and how they can influence the public sector. We are aiming to bring together people from diverse backgrounds and connect them with local councils, Welsh Government and the local health board so people and organisations can work together to improve services. Ordinary people have a wealth of experience and knowledge that are valuable to government and public sector organisations and this project is a means of working together to build on this.

Everyone is welcome to attend the launch, particularly people from diverse backgrounds as they are under-represented in government.”
No special knowledge or experience is needed by those attending the launch or to become involved with the project. Light refreshments are provided and expenses can be reimbursed for travel, access and replacement care costs – including child care.
To book a place at the launch, or to find out more, call Shelagh Maher on 029 2036 8888 ext 255, or email shelagh.maher@diverse.cymru.

For further details please read more here

Diverse Cymru

Finance Manager

Salary: £28,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Closing date: Friday 5th May 5pm

We are looking for a Finance Manager to ensure the effective day-to-day recording and managing of Diverse Cymru’s financial transactions.

If you are interested in applying for this position please visit: diversecymru.org.uk/financemanager

Diverse Cymru, 307 -315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 IJD

Diverse Cymru

Trustees Required

It is an exciting time to join the Board as Diverse Cymru continues to grow in stature and reputation across Wales.

For further information please contact: William J.Smale, Chief Operating Officer on 029 2036 8888 ext.227 or Jyoti Preet-Ryatt, HR Manager on 029 2036 8888 ext.237

Please apply in writing with a summary of your interests, previous work experience (paid or as a volunteer or trustee) and include a CV or a resume if you have one to careers@diverse.cymru or by post to the HR Team, Diverse Cymru, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 1JD.

Closing Date: 18th May 2017 5pm

For further details please visit diversecymru.org.uk/trustee/   

Diverse Cymru

Rewriting the Script

diversecymru_colour1Join Diverse Cymru for engagement events with production companies, casting agencies, education providers, funders, diverse community organisations, and diverse talent to discuss changing working practises in film and TV to reflect the diverse talent in Wales.

Diverse Cymru have been funded by the Welsh Government Creative Industries sector team to carry out research into the barriers to diverse communities in the film and TV industries in Wales and solutions to address these barriers.

Join us one of our regional engagement events to:

  • Hear about what organisations are currently doing to improve diversity in film and TV
  • Hear individuals talk about their experiences working in – or getting into – the film and TV industries
  • Discuss the recommendations and how we can make diversity a reality by working together

We will be holding events at locations across Wales

  • Cardiff – Tuesday 18th October, 2pm to 5pm – University of South Wales (ATRiuM Building), 86-88 Adam St, Cardiff, CF24 2FN
  • Colwyn Bay – Thursday 20th October, 1pm to 4:30pm – TAPE Community Music and Film, Berthes Road, Old Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 9SD
  • Carmarthen –  Friday 21st October, 1pm to 4:30pm – Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services, The Mount Centre, 18 Queen St, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT

Refreshments will be provided. Travel and access costs can be reimbursed if required.

To register for one of the events please email: ele.hicks@diverse.cymru or call Hannah Mason on 029 2036 8888

Radio Cardiff

Radio Cardiff logoDon’t forget Radio Cardiff are on every Tuesday 13:30-15:00  and you can tune in:

You can watch and listen live or catch up on previous shows here. Includes interviews with the Cwtch Network, Cardiff & Vale College, Theatre Versus Oppression and our first musical guest 15 year old Sizwe Chitiyo.

If you work or offer services in Cardiff and would like to promote your organisation, no matter how big or small, please get in touch. It’s a friendly, informal chat and a great way to get your message out. We’ll even record it and send you a copy for your own website!

Follow us for show news and updates @DiverseCardiff

Diverse Cymru – promoting equality for all


Diverse Cymru

Radio Cardiff logoDon’t forget Diverse Cymru are on Radio Cardiff every week 13:30-15:00 Tuesday, you can tune in:

You can listen to previous shows here. Includes interviews with Marie Curie Hospice, Theatre Versus Oppression, The Alzheimer’s Society and Hafal.

If you work or offer services in Cardiff and would like to promote your organisation, no matter how big or small, please get in touch. It’s a friendly, informal chat and a great way to get your message out. We’ll even record it and send you a copy for your own website!

Follow us for show news and updates @DiverseCardiff