We’re signing up to the HouseProud Pledge, to recognise and support our work with LGBTQ+ involved residents.
HouseProud was set up in 2015 as the nationwide network for LGBTQ+ people working in social housing. Membership of HouseProud now comprises of over 50 organisations, including housing associations, local authorities and care providers. The key aims are to provide networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ staff members and to campaign on/for LGBT+ and housing related issues.
By signing up to the HouseProud pledge we aim to demonstrate our commitment to LGBTQ+ resident equality and support.
The pledge has been developed by HouseProud and the University of Surrey in association with residents, staff members and sector leaders from across the country. It addresses the issues raised by the findings of No Place Like Home?, the largest study ever undertaken to understand LGBTQ+ experiences of social housing.
Origin’s OPEN (Origin Pride Equality Network) is astaff network grouphelping to raise awareness and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. So we’re keen to hear from any LGBTQI+ residents that would like to join our network to share their views on how Origin can improve the homes and services for our LGBTQI+ residents.
If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
Our network group is currently exclusive to LGBTQI+ staff and residents. We understand that confidentiality and privacy will be important to some of our members, so we have set up an e-mail account to provide an easy point of contact firstname.lastname@example.org.