This year's Equality Exchange Conference explored the theme of Driving change: Achieving impact, building on previous conference themes of developing leadership and confidence in challenging times.
Everyone is trying to deliver more with less money. There is increasing pressure on public services. Greater demand with few resources means we can't just carry on as we did before. It is important that equality and human rights are at the heart of any changes we make. We need to take good decisions about using money – trying to prevent problems becoming entrenched and expensive. We need to use evidence and listen to the most disadvantaged people.