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CIH launches new scheme to champion equality and diversity in the housing sector


The Chartered Institute of Housing launches a Single Equality Scheme.

Today the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has demonstrated its commitment to equality and diversity by launching a Single Equality Scheme. The Scheme outlines CIH's achievements to date in the area of equality and diversity, outlining how the organisation will ensure that the principles of E&D continue to be an integral part of the work it does across the sector.

CIH President, Helen Collins, said "Our vision is for CIH to be an organisation in which everyone can participate, regardless of age, gender, transgender, disability, religion or other beliefs, race, sexual orientation, social background or family or care responsibilities. We distribute good practice on these issues across the housing sector - and by launching the Single Equality Scheme we aim to ensure that these principles are embedded into the way we work."

The CIH Single Equality Scheme sets out the organisation's commitment to equality and diversity and includes a dynamic action plan, outlining achievements and priorities. The Scheme is a way of communicating with members, customers, and other stakeholders about what the organisation is planning to do to drive forward equality and diversity across the housing sector.

CIH Chief Executive, Sarah Webb, said: "Our goal is to provide everyone involved in housing with the advice, support, and knowledge they need to be brilliant. To do this, we need to be brilliant too. At CIH we champion organisational and individual excellence across the sector, and we strive to do the same for equality and diversity. We are actively seeking to work in partnership with other organisations who share our objectives. We want to drive forward the principles of equality and diversity in the housing sector - and we hope the adoption of the Single Equality Scheme will help us to do that."

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