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Equality

Many thousands of people in Wales are unable to make the most of their talents because of who they are or where they live. Ill-health, lack of skills and fragmented communities take a terrible toll on people’s lives.

We’re determined that everyone should enjoy a ‘good life’, no matter what their characteristics are, so that they can flourish and fulfill their potential.

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Why it matters

Income, gender, ethnicity, disability and age have a profound impact on people’s chances and literally waste lives:

  • A child who receives Free School Meals is half as likely to get five good GCSEs as children from better off homes

  • A man from the most deprived areas of Wales has 18 fewer years of life in good health  than someone from the least deprived areas.

  • Community tensions mean that one in five people from an ethnic or religious minority has experienced harassment or abuse recently.

There are few signs that things are getting better and some signs that they’re getting worse.

Our aim

We want everyone to have the chance of a ‘good life’, no matter who they are or where they live.  Our ambition is to close the gap in opportunities for children and young people from low-income families, reduce the burden of ill-health in deprived areas and improve community relationships across Wales.

What we’re doing

We’re striving to understand the root causes of inequality, to develop practical solutions and to persuade decision-makers, practitioners and people experiencing poverty to take action.

Our recent and current projects include:

Other projects are in the pipeline waiting for funding.

What we’ve already done

Our solutions create lasting change.

  • We’ve helped to close the attainment gap at GCSE level

  • We’ve helped change the way people are supported to quit smoking

  • We’ve helped set the EHRC’s equalities agenda

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In Print

Supporter Magazine

Exchange Issue 11, Summer 2018

The magazine with its finger on the pulse! The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine brings together a range of contributors to explore some of the most current and important issues in Welsh public life. Download a free extract Read more »

Exchange Issue 10, Spring 2018

“Refreshing, timely and balanced – Exchange has its finger on the pulse” The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine brings together a range of contributors to explore some of the most current and important issues in Welsh public life. Read more »

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Other Publications

Response to the Green Paper on Local Government

The Bevan Foundation has submitted its response to the Green Paper on local government reform. The Bevan Foundation’s response to the Welsh Government’s Green Paper ‘Strengthening Local Government, Delivering for People‘ argues that the Welsh Government needs to address the Read more »

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Events

September 20th 2018

The Role of Higher Education in post-Brexit Wales

The Role of Higher Education in post-Brexit Wales 12:30 – 13:30 Thursday 20th September 2018 Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Pierhead building, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA Kindly sponsored by David Rees AM The Bevan Foundation and Universities Wales are delighted Read more »