Equality & Diversity
Our organisation is largely comprised of people from the local community. As such, not only does our workforce reflect the needs, diversity, and ethnic, religious and cultural makeup of the local community, but we also have an in-depth understanding of the issues that directly affect it; health and wellbeing, deprivation, access to education and employment, young people at risk of social exclusion and crime.
Cultural competence is one of our greatest strengths, a valuable asset that many support agencies and providers sadly lack.
As a committed proponent of Equality and Diversity, Housing 24 prohibits prejudicial and discriminatory behaviour in all its forms on the basis of race, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and sexual orientation.
We aim to provide services and work environments that are safe, caring, equitable and free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.
We strive to ensure the provision of equitable, unbiased, non-judgmental and empathetic support to vulnerable young people from various cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds; taking effective steps to ensure their complex needs are met, in accordance with their best interests.
- To promote and encourage an environment of positivity and inclusivity we:
- Conduct annual impact assessments to assess the efficacy and inclusiveness of our policies and procedures.
- Challenge inappropriate attitudes and practices
- Ensure that staff receive relevant and appropriate training