The Stance network is committed to ensuring that anyone from an ethnic minority or culturally diverse background can progress as far as they want within Affinity Sutton.Find out more
At Affinity Sutton we recognise the importance of harnessing the richness of our diversity in order to innovate and create better housing solutions for our residents. We believe that everyone at Affinity Sutton is responsible for diversity and inclusion and for ensuring that we make the most of its potential. You can find out more about our approach here: A diverse and inclusive business by Jonathan Cawthra, Group Director of Resources.
Our three internal networks offer a forum for employees to support each other, raise awareness of issues affecting specific groups and develop better ways to engage. Find out more about Ability Sutton, Glee and Stance below.
Our inclusive culture embraces diverse ways of thinking and doing things, which are supported by our growing staff and resident networks. You can also read about our networks in the CIH’s publication on ‘How to use diversity network groups to improve services’, which we were proud to sponsor.
Our contractors play a key role in helping us deliver excellent service to our customers, often being the people who visit our residents’ homes as the face of Affinity Sutton.
Our Supplier Diversity Forum brings together some of our major contractors and our in-house repairs services, Affinity Sutton Repairs and CBS to discuss Diversity and Inclusion issues.
This includes developing a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the supply chain. It is also a forum where contractors can understand the business benefits of embracing a more diverse world and share best practice.
Ultimately the goal is not only delivering excellent customer service, but also about impacting positively on the communities of which we are a part.
Take a look at the best practice guide: Spreading the Wealth: a Guide to Supplier Diversity for more information.
Housing organisations are signing up to improve the diversity of their leadership. The Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Presidential Commission on leadership and diversity is making a series of challenges to the sector. Read more