Our Equality Champions staff network works alongside the Proud to be Me Network to ensure equality is embedded across the whole of Wolverhampton Homes, provides mutual support to staff, contributes to ‘policy making’ and gives a platform for staff to raise concerns. They also lead on the staff volunteering projects each year.
Achievements to date
- Staff volunteering projects: Poets Corner, Princess Anne Road, Swanmore Close,
- Produced a Communication Toolkit
- Produced a Cultural Awareness Booklet
- Won an ENEI award in 2013
- Set up a befriending scheme for elderly people
- Celebrated key dates – Older Person Day, Black History Month, International Women's Week, World Mental Health Day
- Developed and rolled out Respect Training for all our staff in partnership with the Proud to be Me network
- Developed Lunch and Learn Events for all our staff n partnership with the Proud to be Me network
- Introduce our Equally Yours – Your Journey Board Game
We have secured funding from The Big Lottery, Community Commissioning Group Department for Communities and Local Government and many more for projects:
- Staff Volunteering Scheme at Johnson Place
- Staff Volunteering Scheme at Kingswood Trust
- Continuing to work in partnership with Age UK to provide our telephone befriending service - Targeting Older Person Project
- Working in Partnership with One Voice to provide a telephone befriending and Get Active service - Targeting Disabled Person Project
- Working in Partnership with the Listening Centre to provide Counselling Sessions to support to tenants with mental health issues.
- Volunteering at New Cross Hospital (Dementia Ward) and working with Alzheimer’s Alliance.
- Working in partnership with Square Pegs and Round Holes to support young women on the fringes of guns and gang culture
Follow the Equality Champions on Twitter: @EqualityAtWH
- Last Updated: Friday, 03 February 2017 13:29