We signed up to HouseProud Pledge Pioneer accreditation which empowers landlords to be more responsive and accountable to their LGBTQ+ residents and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and support.
To achieve this accreditation, we must deliver three core commitments by February 2022:
Learn about the HouseProud Pledge here.
The Disability Confident scheme supports and encourages employers to change their behaviour and cultures in their own businesses to provide inclusive recruitment practices.
The scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and:
Find out what it means to be disability confident here.
Best Companies is an organisation that measures, improves and rewards great workplace engagement.
Due to our ongoing commitment to employee engagement, we’ve been awarded a 1-star accreditation by Best Companies – placing us amongst the top 25 housing associations in the country. We were also named as one of the 75 Best Companies to Work For across all sectors in the East of England, placing at 66th.
Learn more about Best Companies here.
We are a part of the Herts Sunflower J9 initiative to establish a network of ‘Community Champions’. This is a community initiative to create safe spaces within local businesses for people who are experiencing domestic abuse.
A J9 sunflower logo on a window will indicate that the business/service is a safe place to receive information on the support available to them, to take the time to go through and process this information and use the telephone.
Visit the Herts Sunflower website here.
We are accredited as an Outstanding Provider for our Independent Living and Flexi-care accommodation. Erosh CoP is a national accreditation framework aimed at raising standards in the sector and promoting positive practice. This award, which is the highest rating available, recognises our hard work, professionalism and commitment to providing high-quality services for older people.
Learn more about Erosh here.
We are a member of the Housing Diversity Network (HDN) and are currently working towards an accreditation with them. HDN 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.
Learn more about the Housing Diversity Network here.
We are a member of EIDA (Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse) which is a dynamic community of large and small businesses sharing resources to better support all those affected by domestic abuse.
For more information on EIDA click here.
We have signed up to Harry’s Pledge, which focuses on four key areas to ensure that we support those who need care and those who provide it.
For more information about Harry’s Pledge, click here.
We are a member of the National Housing Federation (NHF) – the voice of England’s housing associations. Their housing association members provide homes for around six million people and are driven by a social purpose: providing good quality housing that people can afford.
Find out more here.
We are a member of Purple 365, a subscription service by Purple Tuesday which supports organisations and their staff to access knowledge, understanding and practical approaches to provide a better everyday customer experience for disabled people and their families.
Find out about Purple Tuesday here.