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Impact Assessment template

Step 1:Screeningforrelevance Nameoffunction:

Date:May2011

Provisionoffacilitiesmanagementservice

LeadOfficer: KenJohnson

ExternalChallenger:

Othermembersofteamundertaking

ImpactAssessment:

KathrynJones

Mainaims,purposeandoutcomesandhowdoesitfitinwiththewideraimsofthe organisation:

TomaintaintheCouncil’soperationalbuildingsingoodconditionandprovide efficient,costeffectivecaretaker/buildingmanagementservices.

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Istheaboverelevanttoequalityanddiversity? Yes����x No����

Quickcheck:

Isthepolicy(function,procedureetc.)concernedwithpeople? Yes �x No

Isthepolicy(function,procedureetc.)outwardlooking

(i.e.community,employees,partners) Yes �x No

Doesthepolicy(functionetc.)involvefacetofacecontact? Yes �X No

Doesitincludemakingdecisionsbasedonsomeone’sindividual

characteristics,circumstancesorneeds? YesNo�x

Istherehistoryoflong­establishedpatternofunequaloutcomes?

(anddoIhaveenoughevidencetoproveotherwise?) YesNo�x

Isthepolicy(function,procedure….)likelytohaveasignificant

impactonsomeone’slife,health orwellbeing? YesNo�x

ExittheprocessifyouansweredNotoalloftheabovequestions,otherwiseplease continue.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Step 2:Scoping

What doyoualreadyknowaboutthepolicy(decisionetc),whatarethemainissuesyouneedtoconsider:

(Prompts:promotionofequalityintheareasofage,disability,gender,genderreassignment,race,religionorbelief,sexualorientation,orhumanrights; meetingtheneedsofdifferentcommunitiesandgroups;outcomesofanyrelevantconsultationalreadyundertaken;examplesofgoodpracticeinthisarea)

Targetgroup/area Mainissues(bulletpoints) Evidenceanddata

currentlyavailable (qualitative& quantitative) Consultation/ involvement carriedout Furtherinformation neededtoundertake theassessment

Race andEthnicity

(includingGypsyandTravellers;migrantworkers, asylumseekersetc.)

Inabilitytounderstand signsinbuildings leadingtoinabilityto accessservices Complaints commentsand Compliments system N Disability

(asdefinedbytheDDA:…”someonewhohasa physicalormentalimpairmentthathasasubstantial andlong­termadverseeffectonhisorherabilityto carryoutnormalday­to­dayactivities)

Inabilitytoaccess services Complaints commentsand complimentssystem Residents committee Y–residents committee and individuals

Gender /Genderreassignment Loneworking Complaints

commentsand complimentssystem Residents committee Yresidents committee

Religionandbelief Provisionofprayer

roomsineachofthe

Hubsonrequestbya buildinguser Complaints commentsand compliments system,Residents committee Yresidents committee

Sexualorientation(inc.heterosexual,lesbian,gay, bi­sexual)

Noimpact Y/N

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                                                                                                                                       Age

Children andyoungpeople

Adults

Youngerolderpeople

Olderolderpeople

inabilitytounderstand

signsandaccessservices

Complaints commentsand compliments system,Residents committee Yresidents committee

Ruralcommunities Noimpact Y/N

Areasofdeprivation Noimpact Y/N

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Targetgroup/area Isthepolicy(functionetc.)

likelytohaveanadverse

impactonanyofthe

groups?

Ifyespleasecomment

Pleasestartby

consideringtheaspects bellowPromotinggood communityrelationsSafetyEnvironmentand accesstoservicesEconomicwell­being

Arethereanyparticularly

positiveimpactsofthepolicy

(functionetc.)onanyofthe

groupsyouwouldliketo

highlight?

Pleaseratetheimpacttaking

intoaccountanymeasures

alreadyinplacetoreducethe

potentialimpacthighlightedin

thepreviouscolumn.

High­significantpotentialimpact,riskof exposure,historyofcomplaints,no mitigatingmeasuresinplaceornoevidence available,urgentneedforconsultationwith serviceusers,generalpublic,employees Medium­somepotentialimpact,some mitigatingmeasuresinplacebutno evidenceavailablehoweffectivetheyare, wouldbebeneficialtoconsultwithservice users,generalpublicetc.butnoturgent Low­almostborderingwithnonrelevanceto theEIAprocess(heavilylegislationled­ verylittlediscretionexercised,limitedpublic facingaspect

Futureactionsthatmayneed

totakeplacetofurther

reducetheimpact.

High Medium Low

Race and Ethnicity

(includingGypsyand Travellers;migrant workers,asylum seekersetc.)

Useuniversalsignsin buildingse.gescape route;w.c.s

x

Disability (asdefinedbythe DDA:…”someone whohasaphysicalor mentalimpairment thathasasubstantial andlong­term adverseeffectonhis orherabilitytocarry outnormalday­to­ dayactivities)

Abilitytoevacuatein emergency,see Equality&Diversity ImpactAssessment forFireEvacuation

x Continuetoimplement

identifiedDDAworks,for newcapitalprojectsand majorrefurbishment schemescompliance withPartMofthe

BuildingRegulationswill addressDDAcompliance issues.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gender /Gender reassignment Noimpact x Religionand belief Noimpact x Sexualorientation (includes heterosexual, lesbian,gay,bi­ sexual)

Noimpact x

Age

Childrenandyoung

people

Abilitytoevacuatein emergency;abilityto

understandsignse.g

escaperoute;w.c.s

x

Adults

Youngerolder

people

Older olderpeople Abilitytoevacuatein

emergency Rural communities Serviceavailability (access) Noimpact Costofservice

deliveryandcosts

tocommunityto

accesstheservice

Impactonquality

andcharacterof

Noimpact

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thenaturalrural

landscapeand

residents

Impactonpeople

wishingtovisitthe

countryside

Noimpact

Areasof deprivation

Noimpact

Humanrights NoRatingNeeded

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Step 4:Healthandwellbeing Raceand Ethnicity Disability Gender / Gender reassignment Religionand belief Sexual orientation Rural communities Areasof deprivation Age

Isthepolicy(function

etc.)likelytohavethe

potentialtoimpacton

humanhealth(pls.

comment).Ifyesplease

specify.

NO NO NO NO NO NO NON NO

Willtherebeasignificant

impacton anyofthe

followinglifestylerelated

variables?Pls.comment

Physicalactivity No

Smoking,Drugsoralcoholuse No Sexualbehaviour No

Accidentsandstressathomeorwork Willminimiselikelihoodofaccidentsatwok. Diet No

Istherelikelytobea

significantdemandon

anyofthefollowing

healthandsocialcare

services?

SocialservicesPrimarycare No CommunityservicesNo

Primary/hospital care/A&E/Needformedicinesetc. No

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Step 5:Procurementand partnership

Isthisprojectduetobecarriedoutwhollyorpartlybycontractors? Yes

Ifyes,whatstepsdidyoutaketoensurethatanypartnerorganisation

you workwithcomplieswithequalityandhumanrightslegislation,

specificallyinrelationto:

Councilfollowsrecognisedgovernmentprocurementpolicies

• tenderingandspecifications Requiredtoproducepoliciesandproveareimplemented,

• awardsprocess

• contractclauses

• monitoringandperformancemeasures MonthlymeetingstomonitorEnterprisecontract

Step 6:Makingadecisionandactions

Whatpracticalactionsdoyou recommendtoreduce,justifyorremoveanyadverse/negativeimpact?

ReflecttheseactionsintheEquality&DiversitypartoftheDirectorateBusinessplans.

Action LeadOfficer Deadline

Continue withcarryingout DDAimprovements Adrian Otsa 31.3.2012

Step 7:Monitoringandreview

Howwillyou monitortheimpactandeffectivenessofthispolicy

(functionetc.)?

ServiceoutcomesprovidedbytheCUthroughgrantfundingare

monitoredonaquarterlybasisandtolinkedtograntpayments.

Nextreviewofthepolicy(functionetc.)

June2012whennewFMcontractorlet.

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Step 8Signingoff;OverviewandScrutinyinvolvement;Publishing

LeadOfficer:

ApprovedbyHeadofService:

Overview andScrutinyinvolvement Date:

Comments/Actionsemergingfromchallengesession LeadOfficer Deadline

AllImpact AssessmentsarepubliclyavailablefromadesignatedareaoftheCouncil’swebsite,pleaseforwardthe completed EIAtotheEqualityandDiversityManagers forpublishing.

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