Our LQBTQ+ Network

Our LGBTQ+ network was launched during National Inclusion Week 2021 and has grown in membership to 25 colleagues and has provided an invigorating and safe space for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies.

Some of their key achievements and upcoming priorities include:

  • Members’ participation in our Reverse Mentoring pilot
  • Becoming Stonewall Diversity Champions
  • Attendance at conferences and workshops, such as the National Housing Federation’s Diversity and Inclusion conference in October 2021, and upcoming Stonewall LGBT History month workshop
  • Involvement and participation from members in our ‘Inclusion at Aster’ video
  • Working group created to look at forming our Transitioning in the Workplace guidance
  • Review of key policies such as the Domestic Abuse Policy to ensure inclusion
  • Planned participation in Pride 2022
  • Creation of our LGBTQ+ networker email footer, as well as more colleagues volunteering to share their pronouns in their email signatures
  • Providing support, signposting, and advice for colleagues.
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