Statement from Greater Manchester Housing Providers on tackling racism in support of the Black Lives Matter and in countering the inequalities which the COVID-19 impact has exposed in terms of disproportionality for for the BAME community.

 As a partnership of housing providers with a collective commitment to equality and diversity in social housing provision across Greater Manchester, we want to express our solidarity with people in America standing up to racism and inequality. 

The UK still has much to do to eradicate racism across our society and is a moment for all of us to reflect on this and commit to taking positive action to listen, learn and contribute to creating a society where injustice is challenged. 

We will work to ensure that the Public Health England report of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME colleagues and residents is at the forefront of our response to the pandemic. 

We will focus on the safety of our colleagues and residents and seek to understand what measures can be taken to counter this disproportionate impact.

We believe by embracing diversity and working together as allies to counteract racism and all other inequalities, will create more resilient communities and better places to live and work. 

We commit to playing our part in tackling racism and other inequalities which blight the lives of colleagues and residents.

Sasha Deepwell

 

Chair of DICE

Categories: News

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

News

GMHP launches Employment report in celebration of Living Wage Week

A recent report into the skills and employment created by social housing providers in Greater Manchester has revealed that 10,222 residents have been supported towards employment in the last year. The annual Skills and Employment Read more…

News

GMHP supports more than 10,000 residents towards employment

A recent report into the social value created by social housing providers in Greater Manchester has revealed that 10,222 residents have been supported towards employment in the last year. The annual Social Value report, produced Read more…

News

Greater Manchester Housing Providers pledge to continue support for residents affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Housing providers across Greater Manchester have signed up to a national pledge to continue their work to support residents whose lives have been affected by coronavirus.   On Sunday, 23 August, the government’s temporary suspension Read more…

%d bloggers like this: