Making A Difference

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) -


Equality Impact Assessment Project

Outdoor Opportunities For All *



Phil Chambers Consultancy, on behalf of Natural Resources Wales, are keen to find out more about your experiences and views as a visitor to the outdoor environment. This will help us make sure there are opportunities for all here – we are particularly interested in your views if you identify yourself with a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability; Sex (gender); Gender reassignment ; Pregnancy and maternity; Race; Religion or belief;

Sexual orientation; Age).


We want to find out what you need when planning your visit to the great outdoors and to learn about your experiences and any barriers you may face.


For more information and to take part in the survey, please follow this link

Project description *


The purpose of the project is to assess and evaluate how effective is NRW in the delivery of its responsibilities’ under the Equality Act (2010) in outdoor environments and related built environment settings.  This will be achieved by undertaking a series of audits by a team of experts across the equality spectrum using questionnaires, national access guidelines and previous experience of the audit team.

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Useful Links




View posters about the project, including details of public meetings.   English Language Version


                   Welsh Language Version

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Aims & Objectives *



To review current NRW policy and practice regarding equal access to its sites


To identify related projects & initiatives in other organisations


To design an auditing framework & methodology


To use the audit to establish a protocol for the physical and mental access requirements for visitor centres and NRW sites


To carry out a series of audits to assess the various barriers, existing good practice, suitability of sites, communications strategy, etc


To make recommendations to NRW on how they should improve access under the Equality Act

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© Phil Chambers Consultancy January 2016