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Community Impact Assessment Form
For a summary of this Community Impact Assessment, click here
Title of Community Impact Assessment (CIA): Review of Waste Awareness and Environmental Education Teams
Directorate: Environmental and Community Safety
Date of assessment: January 2012
Names and roles of people carrying out the community impact assessment. (Please identify Lead Officer):
Nigel Powell (Head of Commissioning and Client Management)
Section A – What are you impact assessing?
(Indicate with an “x” which applies):A decision to review or change a service
A strategy
A policy or procedure
A function, service or project
x
Are you impact assessing something that is?:New
Existing
Being reviewed
Being reviewed as a result of budget constraints
x
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Describe the area you are impact assessing and, where appropriate, the changes you are proposing?
As part of the 2012/13 efficiency savings programme a proposal to reduce the workforce of the Waste Awareness Team and the
Environmental Education Team by one member of staff, from six members to five has been accepted by Cabinet for consultation.
This efficiency proposal is part of a wider Community Service Efficiency proposal which proposes the following reduction in workforce
numbers :

Park Rangers to be reduced from 10 staff to eight staff
Environmental Crime team reduced from five staff to four.
To mitigate the impact of the proposals if implemented, it is proposed that a joint work programme will be devised. This will see the four
service teams working together on agreed priorities, improving coordination, enabling the targeting of resources and providing flexibility
to meet demands.
The waste awareness team focus on increasing recycling, reducing residual waste and reducing the contamination of the kerbside
recycling streams. They work with social housing providers, businesses and residents to achieve these aims. They also manage the
supply and replacement of bins and take part in the programme of Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plans (SNAP’s).
The Environmental Education Officers promote behavioural change in Salford. They promote the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste
materials to Salford’s communities and businesses. Practical support is provided to neighbourhood management teams on all aspects of
environmental improvements and community events including SNAP’s.
There is some evidence to suggest that wards with pockets of deprivation also experience lower levels of local environmental quality and
that such wards also have lower levels of participation in recycling .It is also known that some of these wards contain :
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
Distinct religious communities (for example the Jewish Community in Broughton)
Migrant communities
Areas of significant deprivation and worklessness
As a result of this potential link between lower local environmental quality and lower recycling participation rates and specific equalities
groups, a full community impact assessment has been completed.
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Section B – Is a Community Impact Assessment required (Screening)?
Consider what you are impact assessing and mark “x” for all the statement(s) below which apply
Service or policy that people use or which apply to people (this could include staff)
Discretion is exercised or there is potential for people to experience different outcomes. For example,
planning applications and whether applications are approved or not
Concerns at local, regional or national level of discrimination/inequalities
Major change, such as closure, reduction, removal or transfer
Community, regeneration and planning strategies, organisational or directorate partnership
strategies/plans
Employment policy – where discretion is not exercised
Employment policy – where discretion is exercised. For example, recruitment or disciplinary process
X
If none of the areas above apply to your proposals, you will not be required to undertake a full CIA. Please summarise below why a full
CIA is not required and send this form to your directorate equality link officer. If you have identified one or more of the above areas, you
should conduct a full CIA and complete this form.
Equality Areas
Indicate with an “x” which equality areas are likely to be affected, positively or negatively, by the proposals
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Age
X
Religion and/or belief
Disability
X
Sexual Identity
Gender (including pregnancy and maternity)
People on a low income (socio-economic inequality)
Gender reassignment
Other (please state below) (For example carers, ex
offenders)
Race
X
X
X
If any of the equality areas above have been identified as being likely to be affected by the proposals, you will be required to undertake a
CIA. You will need only to consider those areas which you have indicated are likely to be affected by the proposals
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Section C – Monitoring information
C1 Do you currently monitor by the
following protected characteristics or
equality areas?
Age
Yes (Y) or
No (N)
Disability
Y
Gender (including pregnancy and
maternity)
Y*
Gender Reassignment
Y
Race
Y
Religion and/or belief
Y
Sexual Identity
Y
People on a low income
(socio-economic inequality)
N
Other (please state) (For example
carers, ex offenders)
N
If no, please explain why and / or detail in the action plan at Section E how
you will prioritise the gathering of this equality monitoring data.
Y
* Details of pregnancy/maternity not monitored and no current plans to do so.
No actual monitoring is done by the service directly. However, there are some
data sets, such as neighbourhood and ward profiles and national research
(Index of Multiple Deprivation) that provide insight into links between
environmental quality, community participation in recycling and socioeconomic deprivation.
There are currently no plans to collect information with regard to these
groups.
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Section C (continued) – Consultation
C2 Are you intending to carry out consultation on your proposals?
Yes
If “no”, please explain your reason(s) why
N/A
If “yes”, please give details of your consultation exercise and results below
The headline efficiency savings were presented to the Directorate Consultative Committee on the 4/1/2012 and with the affected groups
of staff on the 19/1/2012. A 30 day consultation period commenced on the 23/1/2012.
Please note: Due to the relatively small scale of the reduction and the steps that are being taken to mitigate any impact on communities,
we do not intend to undertake any community consultation at this stage.
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Section C (continued) – Analysis
C3 What information has been analysed
to inform the content of this CIA? What
were the findings?
The following information has been analysed:
Please include details of, for example,
service or employee monitoring
information, consultation findings, any
national or local research, customer
feedback, inspection reports, and any
other information which will inform your
CIA.
Waste Collection/Recycling Services – Assisted Collection – Customer Satisfaction results
2010/11*
Refuse Collection and Recycling Service Customer satisfaction results 2009/10 *
Refuse Collection Value for Money summary document 2011*
Environmental Education Team Eco School Forum survey 2010.*
Customer Service Excellence award 2011 *.
* NB throughout the work undertaken above, high rates of customer satisfaction were
Please specify whether this was existing recorded and no detrimental impacts on equality matters were raised or identified.
information or was specifically in relation
to this equality analysis and CIA process This was existing information used to monitor customer satisfaction with the services
provided.
Further data has been considered such as:
 Feedback on services from complaints and service request data
 The council’s existing Waste Strategy CIA
 Feedback from the Access to All Areas group – which works on disability issues in
Salford
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Section D – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
Yes (Y)
differential impact relating to age
equality
Are your proposals
discriminatory on the grounds of
age?
Will people within certain age
ranges not be getting the
outcome they need?
Will people within certain age
ranges be disadvantaged as a
result of your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
No (N)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
The services undertaken can specifically benefit older people. For example, liaison
with the Refuse Collection and Recycling services to publicise and improve the
Assisted Collections scheme (waste and recycling bins) for elderly residents.
Will the proposals mean that
people within certain age ranges
will experience positive
outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
N
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
N
N
The proposed reduction in resources has the potential to have a negative impact
on elderly residents.
N
However, we are taking steps to eliminate any potential for any negative impact by:
 Ensuring that the assisted collection service remains a priority
 Developing a community service joint work programme to target resources
to agreed priorities.
These steps will represent a more efficient use of our resources, and will prevent
any individual or area from experiencing worse outcomes.
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not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
differential impact relating to
disability equality
Are your proposals
discriminatory on the grounds of
disability?
Will people with disabilities not
be getting the outcome they
need?
Will people with disabilities be
disadvantaged as a result of
your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
Yes (Y)
No (N)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
N
The services undertaken specifically address accessibility and disability issues. For
example, providing marketing and communications information in accessible
formats and working with the Refuse Collection and Recycling services to improve
the Assisted Collections scheme for Disabled residents.
N
The proposed reduction in resources has the potential to have a negative impact
on people with accessibility and disability issues
However, we are taking steps to eliminate any potential for any negative impact by:
 Ensuring that the assisted collection service remains a priority
 Developing a community service joint work programme to target resources
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to agreed priorities.
Will the proposals mean that
people with disabilities will
experience positive outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
N
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
N
These steps will represent a more efficient use of our resources, and will prevent
any individual or area from experiencing worse outcomes.
N
Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
Yes (Y)
differential impact relating to
gender equality (this includes
pregnancy and maternity)
Are your proposals
discriminatory on the grounds of
gender?
Will men or women, boys or girls
not be getting the outcome they
need?
No (N)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
N
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Will men or women, boys or girls
be disadvantaged as a result of
your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
N
Will the proposals mean that
men or women, boys or girls will
experience positive outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
N
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
N
Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a differential
impact relating to equality for people
planning, undergoing or who have
undergone gender reassignment?
Are your proposals discriminatory for
people planning, undergoing or who
have undergone gender reassignment?
Will people planning, undergoing or who
have undergone gender reassignment
not be getting the outcome they need?
Yes (Y)
No (N)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your
analysis?
N
N
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Will people planning, undergoing or who
have undergone gender reassignment
be disadvantaged as a result of your
proposals?
If the impact is negative, how will it be
reduced or eliminated?
N
Will the proposals mean that people
planning, undergoing or who have
undergone gender reassignment will
experience positive outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
N
Are the proposals likely to impact on
community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people who share
a protected characteristic and those who
do not?
Identify areas where there is potential to
foster good relations
N
N
Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
differential impact relating to
race equality
Are your proposals
discriminatory on the grounds of
race?
Will people within certain racial
groups not be getting the
outcome they need?
Yes (Y)
No (N)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
The services work with migrant communities that do not speak English as a first
language – for example supporting the delivery of Salford City College’s English
language teaching programme with migrant communities.
N
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Will people within certain racial
groups be disadvantaged as a
result of your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
N
Will the proposals mean that
people within certain racial
groups will experience positive
outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
N
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
N
The proposed reduction in resources has the potential to have a negative impact
on people whose first language is not English
However, we are taking steps to eliminate any potential for any negative impact by:
 Developing a community service joint work programme to target resources
to agreed priorities. This will include actions to target the specific needs of
people whose first language is not English.
This step will represent a more efficient use of our resources, and will prevent any
individual or area from experiencing worse outcomes.
Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
differential impact relating to
religion or belief equality
Are your proposals
discriminatory on the grounds of
Yes (Y)
No (N)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
The service works with specific religious groups such as the Orthodox Jewish and
Muslim Communities.
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religion or belief?
Will people of certain religions or
who have particular beliefs not
be getting the outcome they
need?
Will people of certain religions or
who have particular beliefs be
disadvantaged as a result of
your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
N
The proposed reduction in resources has the potential to have a negative impact
on religious groups.
N
These steps will represent a more efficient use of our resources, and will prevent
any group or individual from experiencing worse outcomes.
Will the proposals mean that
people of certain religions or
who have particular beliefs will
experience positive outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
However, we are taking steps to eliminate any potential for any negative impact by:
 Developing a community service joint work programme to target resources
to agreed priorities. This will include actions to target the specific needs of
religious groups.
N
Y
The services are delivered throughout Salford to all individuals and communities
regardless of their religion or belief. However specific interventions in areas with
significant populations of a particular religion to improve specific outcomes have
been delivered.
A particular example of this is recent joint initiative with the Councils of Salford,
Manchester and Bury and the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority. The
project supported the orthodox Jewish community to promote recycling and secure
greater participation rates within the area. Such initiatives benefit the entire
communities both directly and indirectly
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Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
differential impact relating to
sexual identity equality
Are your proposals
discriminatory on the grounds of
sexual identity?
Will gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people not be getting the
outcome they need?
Will gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people be disadvantaged
as a result of your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
Yes (Y)
No (N)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
N
N
Will the proposals mean that
gay, lesbian and/or bi-sexual
people will experience positive
outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
N
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
N
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Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
differential impact on socio
economic equality (people on a
low income)?
Are your proposals
discriminatory on the grounds of
socio economic inequality?
Will people on a low income not
be getting the outcome they
need?
Will people on a low income be
disadvantaged as a result of
your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
Yes (Y)
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
The proposed reduction in resources has the potential to have a negative impact
on people on low incomes.
N
N
However, we are taking steps to eliminate any potential for any negative impact by:
 Developing a community service joint work programme to target resources
to agreed priorities. This will include actions to target the specific needs of
areas of deprivation.
These steps will represent a more efficient use of our resources, and will prevent
any group or individual from experiencing worse outcomes.
Will the proposals mean that
people on a low income will
experience positive outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
No (N)
N
Y
A particular example of this is a recent initiative called Love your Bin .This aimed to
encourage and support residents to look after their bin, put it out for emptying on
time and to take the bins off the street as soon as possible Such initiatives benefit
the entire communities both directly and indirectly by reducing the amount of bin
fires, the amount of litter and encouraging greater participation in recycling.
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Section D (continued) – Potential impacts and how these will be addressed
Could your proposals have a
Yes (Y)
differential impact relating to any
other equality groups, for
example, carers, ex offenders?
Are your proposals
discriminatory in relation to any
other groups?
Will people within any other
groups not be getting the
outcome they need?
Will people within any other
groups be disadvantaged as a
result of your proposals?
If the impact is negative, how
will it be reduced or eliminated?
No (N)
Will the proposals mean that
people within any other groups
will experience positive
outcomes?
Highlight any positive impacts
N
Are the proposals likely to
impact on community cohesion?
Is there potential to enhance
relationships between people
who share a protected
characteristic and those who do
not?
Identify areas where there is
potential to foster good relations
N
Explain impact(s) and what evidence or data exists to support your analysis?
N
N
N
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Section E – Action Plan and review
Detail in the plan below, actions that you have identified in your CIA, which will eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity
and/or foster good relations.
If you are unable to eliminate or reduce negative impact on any of the equality areas, you should explain why
Impact (positive or
negative) identified
Proposed action
Person(s)
responsible
Community cohesion and
environment
improvement
Specific activities and
interventions to be
identified in the joint
action plan.
N. Powell and
D. Thornton
Where will action
Target date
be monitored? (e.g.,
Directorate
Business Plan,
Service Plan,
Equality Action
Plan)
Service Plan
1/4/2012
Required outcome
Enhanced
community cohesion
and local
environmental
quality.
Could making the changes in any of the above areas have a negative effect on other groups? Explain why and what you will do about
this.
N/A
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Review
Your CIA should be reviewed at least every three years, less if it has a significant impact on people.
Please enter the date your CIA will be reviewed …1/02/2013…………………..You should review progress on your CIA action plan
annually.
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Section F – Summary of your CIA
As your CIA will be published on the council’s website and accessible to the general public, a summary of your CIA is required. Please
provide a summary of your CIA in the box below.
Summary of Community Impact Assessment
How did you approach the CIA and what did you find?
The CIA has been completed using existing data. No further consultation has been completed .At this stage we consider this to be
proportionate, as the scale of the reduction is relatively small and the any potential negative impact on communities can be
mitigated through the community service joint action plan.
We will be prioritising resources to ensure that existing work that benefits any equalities groups or community cohesion is
maintained
What are the main areas requiring further attention?
Further work is necessary to ensure that the service contribution to community cohesion is at least maintained at current levels or
augmented. Monitoring of recycling rates ,participation rates and customer satisfaction will be undertaken in 2012 to ensure there has
been no deterioration.
Summary of recommendations for improvement
Specific community cohesion activities will be developed as part of the community service joint action plan.
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Section G – Next Steps
Quality Assurance
When you have completed your CIA, you should send it to your directorate Equality Link Officer who will arrange for it to be quality
assured. Your CIA will be returned to you if further work is required. It is important that your CIA is robust and of good quality as it may
be challenged
“Sign off” within your directorate
Your directorate Equality Link Officer will then arrange for your CIA to be “signed off” within your directorate (see below). Your directorate
Equality Lead Officer or other senior manager within your directorate should “sign off” your CIA (below).
Name
Signature
Date
Senior Manager
Lead CIA Officer
Publishing
When your CIA has been signed off within your directorate, your directorate Equality Link Officer will send it to Elaine Barber in the
Equalities and Cohesion Team for publishing on the council’s website.
Monitoring
Your directorate Equality Link Officer will also send your CIA to your directorate Performance Officer where the actions identified within
your CIA will be entered into Covalent, the council’s performance management monitoring software so that progress can be monitored
as appropriate.
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