Equality networks and steering groups
We participate in and promote a number of initiatives to ensure that our diverse workforce feel welcomed, valued and able to be their best at work.
In addition to our commitment to the Leadership 2025 principles, we are actively involved in or have encouraged the following networks and internal groups.
Women in Social Housing (WISH)
WISH is a professional and friendly network giving members the opportunity to network in relaxed, safe environments whilst enjoying inspirational guest speakers and making a wide spectrum of contacts.
We have an active and popular WISH network.
Housing Diversity Network
We are a member of the Housing Diversity Network which is a social enterprise that aims to inspire and empower people, as well as promote equality, diversity and opportunity for all. They work collaboratively to support organisations to improve how they address inequality, get the most from their staff and meet the needs of the communities they work with.
Diversity steering group and interest groups
One for All Steering group
Our One for All steering group includes nine members from across the organisation.
The group's aim is to ensure that meaningful conversations take place within the organisation about equality, diversity and inclusion. It also monitors progress made against the corporate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Here you can read the purpose statement of the group.
Meetings take place bi-monthly and everyone who attends has a genuine interest in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
Local interest groups
We encourage and support our employees to create and grow interest groups to connect with their peers and discuss topics of mutual interest and to develop greater understanding. This forms part of our One for All action plan and is an area where we continue to develop and gain momentum. Our existing interest groups include:
The One Loco initiative is an exciting campaign which is aimed at encouraging us to have an open conversation about mental health at One Housing. It includes team talks, events, public interviews and training for employees and managers to feel more comfortable discussing their mental health at work.
This is our LGBTQI+ network which one of our passionate colleagues is currently developing with the aim of creating a platform for awareness and conversation to make One Housing a more inclusive place to work.