Diversity and Inclusion

Our aim is to have a diverse and inclusive workforce where people are respected for who they are.

We embrace cultural diversity in the workplace and value the richness and creativity it brings us as an organisation. We know staff who can be themselves at work will be happier and more productive.
 
Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for 2016 - 2020 provides information on how we aim to deliver the best levels of service by understanding the needs of our employees, residents and communities. This will ensure our continued success.

We’ll work with residents, customers, partners and suppliers to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in regards to:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment/identity
  • marriage/civil partnership status
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race (including colour, ethnicity, ethnic or national origin)
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation.

Our Equal Opportunity Statement looks to further outline our commitment to providing an inclusive environment for both employee’s and residents.

To help us ensure we achieve our goals, we've signed up to receive support from leading organisations such as Stonewall, Inclusive Employers and the Housing Diversity Network,

And we’re proud to have signed up to the ‘10 by 2020’ challenges set out by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). This is challenging the housing sector to improve its record on leadership and diversity by 2020. You can read more about this on the CIH website


Diversity-group-(2).jpgOur AmicusHorizon Diversity Group are leading the way internally.

They act as a sounding board on diversity for our staff.

This core group of staff are passionate about helping everyone within the workplace to unlock their full potential - and see their differences as a strength rather than a barrier.


We also have networking support groups to ensure that individuals from the protected groups have specific forums for discussion and a channel to initiate change. These currently include:

  • 'All out for inclusion' - LGBTQ+ networking group
  • BAME networking group
  • Disability Forum.

Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Report 2016

Our Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Report gives an overview of the make up of our staff, leadership and board.