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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.

701, 2019

Fair For All – Equality, Diversity and Satisfaction in 21st Century Housing

January 7th, 2019|

NEWS RELEASE Social housing more diverse but satisfaction of protected characteristics groups a concern 13th December 2018 A new report from Birmingham-based research charity the Human City Institute reveals that the social tenant group has become more diverse in the last two decades, with more BME tenants, more women-headed households, greater levels of disability and long-term illness, and more tenants identifying as LGBT. The report also identifies levels of [...]

511, 2018

The Inspire Awards: Diversity & Inclusion in UK construction, engineering & housing

November 5th, 2018|

The Inspire Awards: Diversity & Inclusion in UK construction, engineering & housing The Inspire Awards 2018, recognising and encouraging diversity in the construction industry, proved to be successful.  HDN helped with the judging and will do so again for Inspire Awards 2019.  How about HDN members and their construction and improvement partners putting forward some nominees this year. Do have a look at the brochure for 2019 here. [...]

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, [...]

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