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Natural Resources Wales – Engagement events

What this engagement is about

This engagement is your chance to tell us:

  • anything you think Natural Resources Wales does well in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • what you think Natural Resources Wales should do to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in all their work
  • what you think Natural Resources Wales should do to recruit, support, retain and promote more diverse staff
  • how Natural Resources Wales can engage you and diverse people and communities more

Is this engagement for me?

We are running engagement events and a questionnaire for:

  • Current Natural Resources Wales customers and stakeholders. If you have been in contact with Natural Resources Wales in the past, have used Natural Resources Wales services, or consider yourself a customer of Natural Resources Wales please join these events or fill in this questionnaire
  • Diverse individuals and community groups

We welcome both diverse individuals and community groups or third sector organisations at these events and filling in the questionnaire.

We are keen to hear from:

  • Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic people
  • People who are ethnically and culturally diverse
  • People of colour
  • People who experience racism
  • Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Disabled people. This includes:
    • People with mobility impairments. For example, wheelchair users or people with health conditions that affect walking.
    • People with sensory impairments. For example, Blind, Deaf, or hearing-impaired people.
    • People with learning impairments / disabilities. For example, autistic and neuro-diverse people or people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, or Downs Syndrome.
    • People with cognitive impairments. For example, people with dementia or hydrocephalus.
    • People with long-term health conditions. For example, HIV, diabetes or MS.
  • Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people
  • Older people over 50
  • Young people under 25
  • People who are pregnant or have recently given birth
  • People with different religions and beliefs and no religion or belief
  • Carers (people who provide unpaid care or support to a friend or family member)
  • Women and men
  • Intersex people
  • Trans and non-binary people
  • People who are married or in a civil partnership
  • And people from different socio-economic groups or classes

Online Engagement Events

We are holding online engagement events about putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of Natural Resources Wales in late March and early April.

Each event will be 2 hours long, including a break in the middle.

There is room for a maximum of 10 people per session to make sure everyone has time to speak.

Engagement events will be on Zoom.

You need to have a stable internet connection, a microphone on your computer, and be able to open Zoom in your internet browser to take part in these events.

You do not need to download Zoom.

You can also take part on a smartphone by opening Zoom or copying the meeting link into your browser on your phone or by downloading the Zoom app onto your phone.

We will send you a link to the event after you register.

If you do not have a microphone or stable internet connection you can phone into the engagement events as a phone call.

The engagement event will be a structured discussion. This means that Diverse Cymru will ask questions and invite participants to share their experiences and answer each question. 

You can take part in Welsh, English, British Sign Language or in another community language. Please let us know your preferred language when you register.

Please also let us know if you need us to reimburse your telephone or internet costs for participating and any access requirements you have.

Please only register for one of the dates and times. Each event is the same. We have several dates and times so that everyone who wants to take part can.

We are running separate events for current customers and stakeholders of Natural Resources Wales; and for diverse individuals and community groups who are not current Natural Resources Wales customers.

The engagement events for diverse individuals and community groups will be held on these dates:

  • Monday 29th 10 am to 12 noon.

You can register online for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diverse-communities-engagement-event-natural-resources-wales-equality-tickets-145248242403

  • Tuesday 30th 5:30 to 7:30 pm

You can register online for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diverse-communities-engagement-event-natural-resources-wales-equality-tickets-145257718747

  • Wednesday 31st 2 to 4 pm

You can register online for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diverse-communities-engagement-event-natural-resources-wales-equality-tickets-145264838041

Engagement events for Natural Resources Wales customers and stakeholders

Engagement events for people who consider themselves a customer of Natural Resources Wales, who have used Natural Resources Wales services, or who have been in contact with Natural Resources Wales will be held on:

  • Tuesday 23rd 2 pm to 4 pm

You can register online for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/customer-and-stakeholder-engagement-event-natural-resources-wales-equality-tickets-145274587201

  • Wednesday 24th March 4:30 to 6:30 pm

You can register online for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/customer-and-stakeholder-engagement-event-natural-resources-wales-equality-tickets-145276537033

  • Tuesday 30th March 10 am to 12 noon

You can register online for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/customer-and-stakeholder-engagement-event-natural-resources-wales-equality-tickets-145277836921

  • Tuesday 6th April 2 pm to 4 pm

You can register online for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/customer-and-stakeholder-engagement-event-natural-resources-wales-equality-tickets-145278984353

If you cannot make any of these dates please let us know. If several people cannot make these dates we will set an extra date for online engagement events.

How to register

If you are interested in taking part in these engagement events you can register by:

  • clicking the links above to register on Eventbrite
  • emailing research@diverse.cymru
  • calling 02920 368888 and asking for Ele Hicks
  • by post to Engagement and Policy team, Diverse Cymru, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD

Please only register for one of the dates and times. Each event is the same. We have several dates and times so that everyone who wants to take part can.

We are running separate events for current customers and stakeholders of Natural Resources Wales and for diverse individuals and community groups who are not current Natural Resources Wales customers.

If you can complete a Ffurflen archebu – Booking form we would appreciate this.

If you cannot complete a booking form please provide your name, contact details, and which event you are registering for when you contact us.

Please include your language choice and any access or other requirements when registering.

Please also let us know if you need us to reimburse your telephone or internet costs for participating.

Fill in a questionnaire

If you are not able to attend any of the events or do not want to take part in an online engagement event you can complete our questionnaire or contact us.

The questionnaire covers the same areas as the engagement events and the same questions. You can give us all the information you want to in this questionnaire. You can let us know everything you would have said in an engagement event.

All questionnaire responses will be treated equally to engagement event participation. Experiences, views, and solutions from the questionnaire will go into Diverse Cymru’s report to Natural Resources Wales with the engagement event information. Recommendations will come from both engagement events and the questionnaire. These will also be combined with results from engagement we are doing with Natural Resources Wales staff.

You can fill in the online questionnaire here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/H7AXHT/ (English)

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/I30HDO/ (Welsh)

Find the questionnaire here:

Please make sure your questionnaire gets to us by Tuesday 6th April.

Please email to: research@diverse.cymru

Or by post to: Policy, engagement and research team
Diverse Cymru, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD.

Other ways to take part

We cannot hold face-to-face engagement events at this time. This is because of Coronavirus rules and safety.

If you cannot engage online or complete a questionnaire we can:

  • interview you by telephone or online video meeting with just you and the researcher
  • you can email us or write to us with your experiences and suggestions