Our colleague Faz Bukhari wins award at 24Housing Diversity Awards

    Our colleague Faz Bukhari won the Young People Award at 24Housing Diversity in Housing Awards ceremony on Thursday 16 May. The award recognises young individuals, aged 30 or younger, who have “worked to create a more diverse and inclusive community”.

    Our colleague Faz Bukhari won the Young People Award at 24Housing Diversity in Housing Awards ceremony on Thursday 16 May. The award recognises young individuals, aged 30 or younger, who have “worked to create a more diverse and inclusive community”.

    Faz has been instrumental in setting up a steering group where our residents who identify themselves as LGBTQI+ can come together and support each other, and has been striving for equality and diversity within the organisation.

    He has raised issues around equality and diversity at work through his own blog, and through staff campaigns such as ‘No Room for Hate’. Recently, Faz set up a network of staff to encourage discussions around identity and support for LGBTQI+ colleagues.

    His inspiring work has helped create a safer and more inclusive environment for residents and colleagues. 

    Along with Faz winning this award, One Housing had also been shortlisted for:

    Youth People: Ruth Stanger for her work as a Youth Development Officer on the Isle of Dogs.

    Lifetime Achievement: our resident Maggie Phillips and George Pye for setting up community groups on the Isle of Dogs. 

    Best New-Build Accessible Scheme: Campshill Road development, our Extra Care scheme in Lewisham.

    Gender Equality: our Women in Leadership management programme, funded through the apprenticeship levy, designed to help women overcome barriers at work.

    Best Diversity Scheme: our homeless hostel in Bedford, Clarence House.