Housing Diversity Network

Inspiring and empowering people, promoting equality, diversity and opportunity for all


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HDN Staff Mentoring Programme 2020-21 – Applications now open! 

We are pleased to announce that HDN is now accepting applications for our CIPD Award winning and CPD accredited Staff Mentoring Programme.  

In these challenging times, we all need as much support and encouragement as possible. Many of us now have time to reflect and focus on personal and professional development.  Therefore, this is an ideal opportunity for your staff members to take time out and to think about what they would like to get out of their working lives or career. HDN Staff Mentoring programme and the allocation of a mentor can help them with this starting in autumn 2020, when hopefully the outlook will be brighter.

We welcome applications from staff wanting to build their skills in coaching and mentoring to become mentors and applications from staff to become mentees.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 31st July 2020.

For more information and to access on-line applications, click here.

16 March 2020

The continuing spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus is extremely concerning and, in line with other organisations, has already caused significant disruption to our activity. There is potential for further disruption in the months ahead.

This update is designed to pick up some of the common questions that we have been asked in terms of HDN activity. Of course, our approach may change in light of new information or guidance.

HDN Office

It is business as usual and the HDN office is currently open and staffed.

All staff have facilities to work from home, and it may be that that in the coming days we move to all our team working remotely. There should however be no change in the response that you receive when you contact us.

We are looking to produce more content in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out on all our media channels, for blogs, articles and other activity, and ensure that you keep up-to-date on the latest issues in the housing and diversity world.

Read more here

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HDN Online Self-Assessment Tool 

Our aim is to help organisations like yours reap the well-documented benefits of an effective approach to equality, diversity & inclusion – better decision making, greater potential for innovation, a committed and productive workforce, cohesive communities; and greater social value.

Our new tool will help you to assess how well you’re positioned to attract and develop a diverse workforce; deliver appropriate and accessible services; support inclusive communities and ensure legal and regulatory compliance.

Click here to begin

The Achieving and Harnessing Board Diversity programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking organisation whose main driver is to make a positive social impact… The extensive coaching and mentoring programme is really valuable and will help me to broaden my skill set and develop in a way that is best suited to me.”

Conference engaged me from the start. Positive networking and sharing personal experience as well as workplace and housing issues and equality issues that face our black tenants