Welsh Housing Equality NetworkThe Welsh Housing Equality Network (WHEN) is a network run by housing providers in Wales to share and promote best practice and understanding of equality in the Welsh housing sector. It is free and open to all member organisations of Tai Pawb. Meetings will be held three times per year, and will be held in different locations around Wales.


Next meeting

Dates for your diary:

  • 1 July 2020 – E&D groups for staff and tenants – Monmouthshire Housing (South Wales)
  • 1 October 2020 – QED: learning through experience – Clwyd Alyn (North Wales)
  • 3 December 2020 – QED: learning through experience – Melin Homes (South Wales)
  • 18 March 2021 – TBC – North Wales (TBC)

 

Details and booking forms will be sent out closer to the event.

Our most recent WHEN meetings

February 2020, Merthyr Valleys Homes, Board & Diversity

This lively WHEN event covered the role of board in Equality & Diversity, as well as diversity and representation on boards themselves.

 

December 2019, Tai Tarian, Data and Profiling

This WHEN meeting covered a few of the responses to the survey and something that comes up all too often – what do we do all of the equalities data that we gather? View our Padlet for information on what we discussed.

 

September 2019, Cartrefi Conwy, Inclusive Involvement

This WHEN included ‘Tenants at the Heart’ work, and we talked about various ways to improve diversity in involvement activities. View our Padlet for information on what we discussed.

 

June 2019, Tai Calon, Affordable Housing Review

We discussed the equality implications of the review that was published in June. View our Padlet for information on what we discussed.

 

June 2018, Menopause in the Workplace

In this WHEN meeting we discussed menopause in the workplace. It included two excellent presentations form Andrea Penny from Tai Pawb, and Lara Morris from Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales. You can read Andrea’s blog here which kick-started our work into menopause.

 

Policy Update – 10th April 2018 (Members only)

The terms of reference of the network are:

To identify and enable the understanding of good practice and innovation in housing and equality;

To identify and understand potential challenges to equality in housing and to develop practical responses to these;

To feed into and influence Tai Pawb’s influencing and policy work;

To develop a collective approach to solving issues related to equality in housing issues in Wales;

To support and better enable individuals working within housing associations and local authorities to meet the requirements of the Equality Act and other relevant legislation;

To engage with other housing and equality organisations, including the 3rd sector, to develop better equality expertise within the housing sector;

To enable better outcomes for all those with protected characteristics living in Wales

The group also identifies opportunities for wider engagement, improved responses to proposed policy changes and better understanding of equality amongst members.

The Network is chaired by Claire White (Cynon Taf) and Siobhan Johnson (Cartrefi Conwy). Tai Pawb provides the secretariat to the Network.

 

Information

Please see the events section of our website for information on upcoming WHEN Meetings.

For further information on the WHEN network please contact info@taipawb.org or 029 2053 7630.