Communities

  • We need to understand the needs of people living and working in the county; information about communities helps us identify priorities, set objectives, meet needs and monitor outcomes.

    There are many sources of information and data about communities. Service level Impact assessments will gain insight into people affected by policies and practices.

    Some key sources of data for the County Council include:

    We have tried to draw together the information we hold about Devon’s communities and you can find out more in our Fair for All equality strategy. Community profiles are available from pages 4 to 9, with further analysis of some of the challenges we face as a county council in respect of reducing inequalities are from page 27 onwards.

  • In 2010 the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published first triennial review called How Fair is Britain. It looks at the progress that society is making in relation to equality and human rights across a range of groups including low income groups. It reports on eight key areas:

    • life
    • security
    • health
    • education
    • employment
    • standard of living
    • care and support
    • power and voice

    An update to the review was published in 2015, called Is Britain Fairer? For further information visit the Equality and Human Rights website.

  • We recognise the need to work in close partnership with local communities and organisations and therefore have a small grants budget which can be used to support activities which challenge inequality and celebrate diversity.

    Please read the guidance before making an application and use the Funding application form.

    Information about funding opportunities can be found on our Communitities website.

  • The Devon Community Directory gives you access to thousands of services and groups across Devon in a single search.

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