Draft Equality Plan Survey

Closed 8 Oct 2021

Opened 24 Aug 2021


The Draft Equality Plan 2021-2025 has been drafted at a time of unprecedented challenge – locally, nationally and globally – caused by the COVID pandemic.  We know that there is an equality dimension to the pandemic, with women, disabled people and minority ethnic communities particularly affected. 

The Draft Equality Plan for 2021 – 2025 builds on the work of the Equality Plan 2017-2021.  It sets out the Council’s commitment to equality and shows how we comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who don’t
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t

The Draft Plan sets out seven high level equality outcomes that the council will work towards during 2021 – 2025 to ensure it meets its statutory duties under the Equality Act and, also to, achieve its overarching commitment to reduce inequalities within and across our communities.

The Draft Equality Plan 2021-2025 is available to download below along with the previous plan and some other background information you might find useful.

Please read the draft plan before answering the questions in this consultation. Please let us know if you need the document in an accessible format.

Draft Equality Plan 2021-2025

East Lothian Council Staffing Equalities Monitoring Report 2019-20

East Lothian Council Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Progress Report 2017-2019

2019-20 Gender Pay Gap Report

East Lothian Council Equality Plan 2017-2021

Why your views matter

The Council would like to get the views of organisations and individuals across East Lothian, and is particularly keen to hear from communities and individuals who may be affected by discrimination and/ or have been affected by the COVID pandemic.

The consultation will help us to identify what in the Draft Plan has public support, what might be missing and what more we can do to reduce inequality.

There are separate questionnaires for organisations and for people responding in an individual capacity.  The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete. 

Thank you for your time, we appreciate it.

What happens next

The survey is now closed and responses are being analysed. The reults will be shared soon.


  • All Areas


  • Local Residents
  • Community Councils
  • East Lothian Council Tenants
  • Third Sector
  • Registered Tenant Organisations
  • Interest & advocacy groups


  • Poverty