South Gloucestershire Equalities Conference 2018: Supporting Inclusive Rural Communities

Thursday 22 March 2018, 9.00am to 1.00 pm followed by lunch @ Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

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Approximately 50% of the area of South Gloucestershire is classified as rural. Historically equality issues have been largely seen as a matter of concern for urban areas but in reality people from equality communities live in rural areas too. 

This conference will look at how rural issues can affect people from different backgrounds and how residents can work together to meet the needs of everyone in their rural community.

This conference will
•  Highlight some of the issues giving rise to disadvantage in rural areas
•  Explore how some of those issues can be compounded for people with protected characteristics
•  Look at how steps taken to be more inclusive can strengthen and empower rural communities
•  Find out about projects run by rural communities to make them more inclusive

By the end of the conference delegates will have had an insight into these issues and take away some practical tools to use in their communities.

This conference will interest
• Parish Councillors and Clerks
• South Gloucestershire Councillors
• Community groups active in rural areas
• Public organisations and voluntary groups serving rural areas of South Gloucestershire.

Conference Chair:  Chris Head, West of England Rural Network
Keynote speaker:  Mohammed Dhalech, specialist on BME issues in rural areas

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