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We're absolutely delighted to announce we've ranked 45th in the charity Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers List, which recognises the very best in the fair treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people within the world of work. The list is chosen from amongst Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, which organisations submit to, to demonstrate their commitment to LGBT equality and share best practice.

This is an improvement on last year's score of 63rd. We have two staff equality networks; these are our Proud To Be Me and Equality Champions networks, and together they are committed to the celebration of diversity and to the fair treatment of our staff, our customers and the communities we serve.  

The networks have embarked on a number of projects over recent years, not least their staff volunteering projects, which to date have seen the creation of two playgrounds, a sensory garden and an allotment for local communities. They were also behind the creation of Wolverhampton LGBT+ Alliance, the multi-organisational network responsible for last year’s Pride festival, hosted in partnership between City of Wolverhampton Council, the University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Homes.   

Shaun Aldis, Chief Executive for Wolverhampton Homes said:

We are absolutely thrilled about our achievement this year. Being ranked 45th in Stonewall’s Top 100 Workplace Equality Index is a testament to the inclusive culture that we have built over the years and indeed the commitment of so many of our employees. They have worked incredibly hard to ensure Wolverhampton Homes continues to be a place where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect, and most importantly, where everyone can be themselves.

  Adam Booth, Chair of Wolverhampton Homes’ Proud To Be Me Network said:

I couldn’t be more pleased that Wolverhampton Homes has placed number 45 in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, jumping 18 places from our position in 2017. I am immensely proud and it’s a credit to all our colleagues who have worked so hard towards equality.
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