Equality, diversity and inclusion is important to us at Yorkshire Housing. One of our values is ‘be yourself’ and we want all customers and colleagues to feel accepted and included. This is why we’ve taken part in an equality and diversity survey along with 21 other housing associations in the region.
The result is a report created by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It highlights that although many housing associations have already adopted a range of good practice, some were further ahead on their journey than others. Based on the survey results and benchmarking data the Yorkshire and Humberside Chief Executive Forum have developed five recommendations for social landlords to improve equality, diversity and inclusion across the sector. You can read the report here.
We’ve achieved some things we’re proud of at Yorkshire Housing, like reducing our gender pay gap from 9.5% to 1.15%, but we know that like many other organisations there is much more we can and will do. We’re pleased to be involved with the report and to work as part of the Chief Executive’s Forum to improve quality and diversity across the housing sector in the region.