Views sought on equality in Aberdeenshire

North-east residents are being asked to give their views on equalities in Aberdeenshire by the Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC).

The GREC has launched an online survey to develop priorities for the local community.

The survey is open until Friday, February 28, and is an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on a range of issues including disability, jobs, transportation and social care.

Aberdeenshire Council has identified six equality outcomes to make a difference to residents:

1. Aberdeenshire Council employees, councillors, Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards and Aberdeenshire Education Authority have an increased understanding of the challenges facing people from different groups and will respond to their requirements;

2. Members of the public are able to access services with ease and confidence;

3. Aberdeenshire Council is an inclusive workplace where employees are respected and have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential;

4. Communities and business understand, welcome and respect diversity;

5. Everyone enjoys equal access to education, training and employment;

6. Access to life opportunities is enhanced by reducing barriers.

The outcomes are continually monitored by council officers and reported to councillors on a regular basis.

For more information and to complete the survey, please visit: