Specification: research into the potential impact of future trends on existing inequalities in Wales
Your opportunity to work with us and Public Health Wales!
The Commissioner’s office and Public Health Wales want your help to determine the impact of future trends on existing inequalities in Wales. This is an exciting chance to work with us where your findings could shape future policy. We want this work to influence public bodies and decision-makers to respond to future trends now, with the aim of addressing inequality in Wales over the longer-term.
Coronavirus has exposed existing inequalities, however the Commissioner and Public Health Wales regard Wales’ recovery from the pandemic as an opportunity for change. We have a once in a generation opportunity to make decisions that challenge structural inequalities and improve economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being for all in Wales. We believe how Wales chooses to respond to future trends could have positive and negative impacts on inequality.
We are looking for research that identifies future trends with the greatest impact on existing inequalities in society and are undertaking this project in two phases. Phase 1 is all about future trends – identifying trends likely to impact most greatly on inequality, drawing out specific opportunities and challenges for particular protected characteristics and groups in society. This aspect of the work is our current focus.
We plan to use the findings from phase 1 to work in collaboration with equality organisations and stakeholders. This will help us show that considering lived experience can improve policy making; give a fresh voice to the most vulnerable in society; and help develop a new blueprint for decision makers to adopt this approach in future.
Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ‘FAO Eleri Williams’ by 5pm on February 8th 2021. If shortlisted, you will be invited to meet with us to discuss your ideas during the week commencing February 22nd 2021, and you will be expected to begin the work in March 2021. Our expectation is for your initial findings to be shared with us by the end of April 2021.