East Renfrewshire Equalities Forum

Outside the Box was contracted by East Renfrewshire Council to establish a new Equalities Forum. From September 2023 to May 2024 we worked with community groups, organisations, and service providers across East Renfrewshire to encourage and support local people to participate in this new forum. This community-led group will bring people together from diverse communities across East Renfrewshire, sharing their perspectives and bringing their experiences to link in with local decision-making. The aim of the forum is to raise the voices of people who may not usually participate in public forums or decision-making to support communities to be well represented and heard when it comes to decision-making across East Renfrewshire.

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What we're doing

We visited community groups and organisations across East Renfrewshire to let them know about the new forum and engaged with over 150 people. Our role was to facilitate the creation of this group by encouraging and supporting people’s participation so that the group is a community-led forum that decides its own purpose and agenda. We held three open days, two planning days as well as some online events to bring people together to discuss how a forum could work.


The impact it's having so far

We held a final launch event of the Forum on Wednesday 1st May in The Edge, Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns where we announced the Terms of Reference for the Forum which you can view below.

For more information on the Forum please contact listening@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.


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Graphic Facilitation Barrhead

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Equalities Forum Open Day Notes

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East Renfrewshire Equalities Forum Terms of Reference

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