Equality and Diversity
“Equality & Diversity is central to our business; promoting fairness and opportunity for customers and staff; helping provide the best services shaped by and for customers; and right for recruiting and developing our staff’
We are committed to celebrating diversity. We have a Equality and Diversity Strategy and a detailed Action Plan for improvement which is reviewed and updated each year. We regularly report to our Board and residents on a wide range of equality measures ensuring targets are met and that we comply with legislation and codes of good practice.
We work closely with stakeholders, including local authorities, partners and residents, to provide services to the diverse communities in which we work. Initiatives include:
- getting involved in Southwark's “Black on Board” scheme which aimed to increase black and minority ethnic representation in local registered social landlords
- organising an annual Older Persons Day that incorporates information and advice sessions - such as pension or benefit workshops - together with exercises and a tea dance
- providing older residents with the chance to learn and develop computer skills
- holding focus groups for disabled, black and minority ethnic residents to identify barriers to involvement