Northern Housing Consortium – Cautious Optimism for Race Equality

1 March 2021
Northern Housing Consortium Logo

Positive About Inclusion are delighted to have had an article published in the latest Northern Housing Consortium members’ newsletter.

The article, entitled ‘The Social Housing White Paper – Cautious Optimism for Race Equality’ explores the impact of Grenfell on the Government’s design of the Social Housing White Paper and it suggests three reasons for cautious optimism for the improvement of race equality in the housing sector in 2021:

Reason 1 – Growing Commitment

Society witnessed the power of consumer consciousness after the step change year in 2020 with the tragic murder of George Floyd prompting the resurgence of the international Black Lives Matter movement. Many in the social housing sector responded positively with clear statements on their commitment to race and equality.

Reason 2 – Increased Awareness

The November 20202 National Housing Federation’s report on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion makes for may uncomfortable but very necessary reading. It’s an initial step in their commitment to champion the agenda and raised awareness in the sector

Reason 3 – Determined Regulation

The Regulator of Social Housing announced it’s appointment of Kate Dodsworth as the first Director of Consumer Regulation. Kate is one of the funding members of Leadership 2025 and a trustee of the charity that is taking this work forward.

The full article is available for all Northern Housing Consortium members to read on the Consortium’s website.

For more of our latest news click here.

 

 

Ready to learn more?

With over 50 years of combined experience, we’re the right choice to start you on your inclusion journey.

You may also like:

The ‘Great Resignation’ – What Does This Mean for EDI?

The ‘Great Resignation’ – What Does This Mean for EDI?

Ellen Holmes, Correspondent for The Organization for World Peace, shares her thoughts on the 'Great Resignation' and the impact of this on an organisation's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), There is a trend which is becoming apparent within the...

Personal Pronouns – Why we use them

Personal Pronouns – Why we use them

Personal Pronouns - Why we use them Whilst the sharing of personal pronouns on email signatures and social media is becoming more commonplace we are often asked what is this all about and why we (and others) do it….. When a person shares their pronouns, they are...

EDI in Social Housing – Our Sector Research

EDI in Social Housing – Our Sector Research

We are delighted to share a summary of our recent EDI research results which focussed exclusively on the social housing sector. The purpose of the research was to understand the drivers that have motivated housing organisations to make progress in embedding equality,...