Last October, Merton CIL responded to Merton Council’s public consultation on their draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

The following month, our Policy and Campaigns Manager, Pippa Maslin, met with the Council’s Equalities and Community Cohesion Lead to discuss the suggestions that we had made.

Last month, the final version of the Strategy was published and we are really happy to report that many of our ideas have been incorporated.

We are particularly pleased that the Council would like to:

  • Establish a Disability Forum to shape and influence Council policies and services.
  • Improve Council services and communications to make them more accessible for Disabled people.
  • Ensure that new housing developments achieve the highest standards in terms of accessibility and inclusivity.
  • Make public spaces accessible for all.
  • Increase Disabled people’s access to sport and other physical activities in the borough.

Quote from Policy & Campaigns Manager - ‘'Merton CIL is glad that the Council's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy incorporates many of the suggestions that we made during the public consultation stage last year. We see clear aims to improve the lives of Disabled people in the borough. We hope that the Council are open to working with us and other relevant organisations to make these aims a reality.'


You can read more here - Merton CIL’s Impact on Merton Council’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy May 24