Organisations and residents across Portsmouth are being asked to shape their council’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Portsmouth City Council is developing a new strategy looking at how to make improvements around equality, diversity and inclusion and wants feedback from the people it is aiming to support.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Leader of the council, said: “We want to make sure our services deliver what all of our residents and communities need and are provided in a way people are able to engage with them.

“We do a lot to support residents across the city but we know we can always do better, particularly when it comes to areas like equalities. We have a draft strategy developed with input from groups with protected characteristics, now we want to go out more widely to get views from as many people as possible and make sure what we’re planning works for them.”

People can give their views through a survey which is open until 12 November. It is available online along with the draft strategy.

Anyone who doesn’t have access to the internet or will find it difficult to complete the survey online can complete it over the phone by calling 023 9261 6708.