Diversity survey for Edinburgh and Lothians Community Councillors

News story posted: 12/01/2017

Cartoon showing diverse group of peopleCommunity councillors in City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council, and West Lothian Council are invited to respond to a diversity survey conducted jointly by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) and the Improvement Service (IS) on behalf of ELREC.


ELREC and the IS recognise that equalities monitoring is an important way of assessing the representation of minorities in the public life.


The survey is to inform ELREC’s Diversity in Public Life project which aims to increase the participation of minorities in public life and the democratic process. The project is funded by Scottish Government to work with the diverse communities around Edinburgh and the Lothians. You can read more about the work at www.elrec.org.uk/project/equalities-engagement/


The outcomes from this survey will help to design future policy in relation to promoting equality and diversity within the community councils.


The Improvement Service is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland. The purpose of the IS is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services. The IS is currently managing a project to support community councils is Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government.


This survey is only intended for community councillors in the City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council and West Lothian councils. This survey will be closed on the 20 February so please submit your response by then.


More Information


For more information about the survey, including about the handling of data, please read more at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/A88LU/ or email research@improvementservice.org.uk


For more information about Diversity in Public Life project contact:


Mizan Rahman, Equality Engagement Officer,

E-mail: mrahman@elrec.org.uk, Telephone: 0131 5560441


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