August eBriefing – Blog by HDN Chair, Jon Prashar

I was very interested to read James Caspell’s thoughts in this month’s eBriefing issue. I was interested in some of the links around social isolation and deprivation and vulnerable people. There are some links here to the work being done across the country around unconscious bias.

I was particularly interested in the links to the business case for diversity and value for money. I believe this is fundamental to embedding best practice across the country. There were also some interesting links around translation and interpretation, skills of staff and diverse inclusive workforce.

I am delighted to see the development once again of the HDN staff mentoring programme and also the various other mentoring programmes, including the exciting Board mentoring programme.

I was also interested in the luxury developments in London and the focus in the Guardian on the “Poor Door”. I have the articles available is anyone requires these.

It is obviously an interesting time for the independence vote in Scotland and the next time I share my blog with you we will have the outcome.

There are obviously some challenging issues in our communities and I note the reference to racist incidents in Belfast and obviously there are still some big challenges around in the wider world.

There still appears to be a massive challenge around benefit and deprivation.

I hope you have enjoyed the summer and here’s to further partnership work with the Housing Diversity Network.

1210, 2018

Equality and Diversity rise up the social housing agenda

October 12th, 2018|

Raj Patel 09:52 October 2, 2018 Equality and Diversity rise up the social housing agenda E&D, and greater inclusion, cover who is housed by the social housing sector, as well as the roles of staff and governance of social housing providers. The growing importance of E&D issues is partly thanks to the determination, campaigns and initiatives of several sector-wide agencies, and a number of social housing providers, [...]

3007, 2018

Boldly Going into the Beyond – Aisha Lalloo shares her experiences and what she has done beyond the HDN Mentoring Programme

July 30th, 2018|

Boldly Going into the Beyond Hi everyone, my name is Aisha and I work for Poplar HARCA, a housing association in East London. I was asked to share my experiences and what I have done beyond the HDN Mentoring programme. The idea of public speaking is something that can really put the most confident person on edge. I used to be one of those people but then I had [...]

1506, 2018

The Inspire Awards 2018 – The Winners. Industry awards highlight diversity and inclusion in construction, engineering and housing

June 15th, 2018|

Celebrating a culture of can-do Industry awards highlight diversity and inclusion in construction, engineering and housing The people and organisations trailblazing the way towards a more inclusive and diverse built environment workforce were honoured at an awards ceremony in Manchester last week. Over 300 industry professionals gathered at the glamourous surroundings of the Hilton Deansgate in the city centre to applaud their peers at the Inspire Awards 2018, [...]

405, 2018

Housing Diversity Network held the first #housingdiversityday social media campaign

May 4th, 2018|

#housingdiversityday On Monday 19th March Housing Diversity Network (HDN) held the first #housingdiversityday social media campaign.  We are particularly grateful to Ben and Jane from Tower Hamlets Housing, a HDN member, who provided the energy and expertise in making this happen. Both 24Housing and Inside Housing partnered with us in this campaign. The momentum of activity built quickly with a mood amongst participants becoming joint owners of the campaign [...]

405, 2018

We are now accepting applications for our CIPD Award winning HDN Mentoring Programmes

May 4th, 2018|

We seek enthusiastic, exceptional individuals to become mentors who want to build their own skills in particular in coaching and mentoring and want to share their knowledge and experience of working in housing to develop and support staff in the sector. We seek staff who wish to become mentees, who are ready to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be accelerated in their personal development and be supported [...]




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