ONE of the UK’s largest social landlords has launched an initiative to encourage customers and partners to champion diversity in their local communities.
Platform Housing Group has created Diversity Champion roles throughout its operating area; the aim is that they will play an important role in suggesting and developing projects and campaigns that highlight diversity.
The initiative will be officially launched at an online event on Tuesday 26 January at 1.00pm; those interested in attending should register by emailing email@example.com.
Tom Piotrowski, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Platform Housing Group explained : “As a social landlord we are committed to making equality, diversity and inclusion key priorities. In order to make our commitment active and genuinely inspiring we need our customers and partner organisations to help us get there. We hope that they will also help us realise our zero tolerance approach to harassment, bullying, victimisation and discrimination.”
In essence, the housing association is looking for both volunteers to develop projects and campaigns that highlight the diversity of its communities as well as partner organisations to deliver projects that celebrate diversity and benefit customers. Those interested will be asked to choose an area of interest linked to the organisation’s equality charter including religion and belief and disability. Additionally, volunteers can choose other aspects of exclusion or inequality such as social isolation, health inequalities and access barriers.
The social landlord has also set up a funding stream for individual projects, up to £400.
Tom concluded : “We’d love to hear from those customers and partners who want to make a difference in their communities by highlighting diversity and helping to break down barriers; this is especially important as we continue to grapple with the impact of Covid 19. It has never been more important to reach out to our vulnerable customers and communities.”
Platform Housing Group’s operating area is from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.
For further information please contact Tom Piotrowski, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor on 07805 812708 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.