Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has never been more important. Recent events have highlighted the varied inequalities in our society, with the housing sector playing a pivotal role in addressing these.

  • What we do to ensure equality for residents and team?

    We follow all the legal and regulatory requirements set by:

    • Equality Act 2010
    • Human Rights Act 1998
    • Regulatory Framework for Social Housing in England
    • Care Quality Commission

    We aim to improve equality and inclusion outcomes for our residents, customers and partners. We actively promote community cohesion and social, digital and financial inclusion.

    In addition, we aspire for our workforce to be truly representative and for every one of our employees to feel respected and able to give their best.

    As a provider of affordable housing, we aim to reduce the disadvantages faced by some of our residents by tailoring our services to their needs. Our practices and procedures are consistently monitored and reviewed to ensure they do not discriminate against anybody.

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

    We want to be innovative in EDI. We will have a workforce that reflects the communities we serve, with diversity of thought on problem-solving and decision-making.

    We want to build truly sustainable communities. We know we can’t do this alone, so we’ll work with our community partners and residents.

    We want EDI to be more embedded in our DNA, with greater awareness, understanding and curiosity.

    You can view our strategy here.

  • Who is responsible for EDI?

    We have effective arrangements in place to monitor equality and diversity.

    • The day-to-day responsibility lies with the Chief Executive and Leadership team
    • The Director of Operations is the nominated and controlling authority
    • The Board of Directors fully supports our EDI strategy. Members of the board are responsible for the document and provide leadership to ensure that it is successful
    • Diversity champions are in place at various levels within the business
    • All staff undergo equality and diversity training

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