Whether we’re facing 2017 with a sense of possibility or trepidation - the tumultuous events of 2016 are challenging us all to see our world with different eyes – from the hellish outlook of people escaping their homelands and fleeing for their lives, to people whose image of themselves is disenfranchised or not cared about. We are also challenged to look unflinchingly at the prospect of a world shaped by people who exploit instability and ignite disharmony in their quest for power. The glaring lesson from history is that insecurity and a sense of powerlessness inflame scapegoating and division. It was [...]
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Housing Diversity Network are proud Winners of 2016 CIPD Award for Best Coaching & Mentoring Initiative. At its annual Awards ceremony, showcasing excellence in all aspects of people and organisation management, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has honoured Housing Diversity Network’s national Staff Mentoring Programme. HDN’s Joint Chief Executives, Sallie Bridgen and Alison Burns, said “We are delighted at the success of the Mentoring Programme. This Award recognised the importance of mentoring in delivering clear and tangible results for organisations and their employees; particularly in sectors facing great challenge. We are proud that our Mentoring Programme [...]
Much has already been written on the potential implications of the vote to Leave the EU. The result from the referendum was surprising for many, what has been possibly more surprising, and certainly very concerning, has been the apparent rise in racist and xenophobic abuse that has followed it. This short term impact can potentially have long lasting implications for the communities we work with. In a time of great uncertainty for many, the role of housing providers as employers and key community institutions is vital. We set out below a few sources of advice for organisations on how [...]
Housing Diversity Network has supported the UK Values Alliance recently on a project to explore the role of values in housing organisations. The pilot considered the challenges and aims within the Housing Sector and how to address these from a values perspective. Cestria, Curo Group, Gentoo Group, SHAL Housing and Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust took part in the pilot. The top five cross sector values chosen by participating Housing Association members were: Contribution to Society Trust Community Involvement Empowerment Making a Difference More information about the Wake up to Value project as well as the pilot with housing organisations, including the [...]
Claire Astbury, External Affairs Manager at National Housing Federation has written a great article for Women in Social Housing about her invovlement in establishing a mentoring programme that HDN now delivers. Follow the link below to read it in full: http://wishgb.co.uk/3167/the-power-of-mentoring
Welcome to the new HDN website! We hope you like the new look and that you are able to find what you want from the site. The site will be developed further over the coming months and we would really like your feedback on what works, what doesn't work so well and what else you think we should have on here. So, if you have something you want to share please get in touch with Andrew Petrie on firstname.lastname@example.org