We know people can face challenges in relating to accessing housing, support, and employment. We are committed to changing this and have a strategy and action plan to help us promote equality in all that we do.  

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    Our EDI priorities


    • Ensuring our services are inclusive and accessible to everyone.


    • Ensuring our homes enable everyone to live well.


    • Providing more affordable housing of different tenures and types to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
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    Our EDI priorities


    • Improving diversity within the workforce across all levels and roles.


    • Enabling colleagues to be themselves and be their best.


    • Fostering our inclusive culture and being known for this.
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    Our EDI priorities


    • Joining forces to champion and advance equality in housing.


    • Improving equality of opportunity within the communities we serve.


    • Being an ally and supporting marginalised groups in the communities we serve.

Read our full EDI strategy and action plan below.

Everyone’s welcome here

  • We have a positive gender pay gap.

  • We are a Disability Confident Committed employee.

  • We’ve signed the armed forces covenant and have the bronze award from the Defence.

  • We’re member of Houseproud and working towards Pioneer status.

Measuring our impact

We lead on Diversity, Inclusion, Community Cohesion and Equality (DICE) on behalf of Greater Manchester Housing Providers. In 2020 we surveyed members to understand how we’re tackling inequality within our own organisations and collaboratively. We found that we have more to do in terms of collecting data and using it to improve, whilst the case studies we collected reflect the good work of organisations in addressing inequalities. The research has enabled members to sharpen their focus on tackling inequalities. It has been well received by others across the UK who have adapted our methodology. This will allow us to gather a more comprehensive picture of the sector’s response to tackling inequalities. Since carrying out our survey, we were also invited to get involved in developing the National Housing Federation’s EDI data tool.

  • The DICE report - a baseline report into diversity, inclusion, cohesion and equalities in the sector

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Our gender and ethnicity pay gaps 

We encourage our colleagues to confidentially share their equality and diversity information with us. This helps us to ensure everyone is treated fairly, that our workplace is safe and welcoming for everyone and somewhere everyone is rewarded and recognised equally for what they bring.  

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