EDI case studies and blogs

Equality, diversity and inclusion is vital within our sector, the communities we serve and the people who work in our organisations. 

Over the last few years we have seen some fantastic examples of how housing associations are creating initiatives and assessing their internal practices to make sure they are being as inclusive as possible.

EDI case studies

We have pulled together some great case studies from around the sector to show you some of the success stories. Please contact Kim Long if you have a great story to tell and you'd like it featured on this page.

Becoming a Disability Confident employer

Find out how Papworth Trust have become a Disability Confident employer.

Trainee board member programme

Thirteen, North Star, Beyond and Gentoo worked together to introduce a trainee programme and increase diversity on their boards.

Creating a Carers Network

Notting Hill Genesis have created a Carers Network to support all colleagues who care for others alongside carrying out their day jobs.                                                                     

LGBTQ+ network

Aster want to provide a working environment in which all employees feel truly represented and heard.

Mental Health Champions

See how Riverside started a 'Mental Health Champion' programme within their organisation

Reverse Mentoring

Peabody decided that mentoring doesn't have to be one way - find out about their new programme

Recruitment bias training

See how One Housing changed their recruitment practices and implemented training for their hiring managers

Future Leaders' Programme

Hyde Group have launched this new programme to engage younger residents in their resident services

Hard of hearing and deaf

Six Town Housing were inspired by one of their own members of staff to step up their ways of communications

Love London Working

Find out how Clarion is helping thousands of Londoneres into work with their programme

Cultural integration

Catalyst are caring for their residents' wellbeing by ensuring the community have a place to come together

LGBT+ older resident needs

Anchor Hanover are making sure LGBT+ residents' needs don't get forgotten

Updating the Board

Together Housing knew it was time to look at updating their Board with a more diverse group

Translating comms

When lockdown happened, Six Town Housing had to make sure their comms were getting to everyone

EDI baseline survey

Hear from Irwell Valley Homes on a recent survey IVH ran and how they collated the outcomes 

Non-Executive Director recruitment

The NHF's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Housing member group have created a guide full of advice about recruiting for new board members.

EDI blogs

We've compiled insights from sector leaders on the importance of embracing equality, diversity and inclusion across their organisations. 

Reflecting diversity, enhancing community

Hear from Manningham Chief Executive, Lee Bloomfield, about their work on EDI and the numerous benefits it's brought to their organisation.

Advancing equality and inclusion

Nick Crofts reflects on WCHG's journey with the Chairs' Challenge. 

What does the data tell us about EDI in the social housing sector

Katie Hipkiss, Research Lead at the NHF, takes a deep dive into the key findings from our latest report on equality, diversity and inclusion.

The power of staff networks

Elaine Lewis shares her expertise, experience and knowledge of how staff networks can be powerful vehicles for change, and empower colleagues to challenge inequality. 

Driving change through data

Victor da Cunha, Chair of the NHF's EDI in housing group, reflects on how the sector can use data to drive change using the NHF's EDI national data report and the Better Social Housing Review. 

Who to speak to

Kim Long, External Affairs Manager