In August, we went along to Pride events in Margate, Hastings, Leamington Spa and Bexley, to show support for our LGBTQ+ communities and take part in the celebrations. We also had the opportunity to meet some of you face-to-face and to share details about our Better Days programme, which helps thousands of you each year with various aspects of your life with free information, advice and guidance.
John Bennett, one of our Engaged Customers who attended a couple of the events, said; “The LGBTQ+ customer engagement group is proud that Orbit provides homes to people from all backgrounds without discrimination, including sexual orientation or gender identity. As Engaged Customers, we support Orbit getting out into local communities and meeting with residents in such a positive way. It sends a message to everyone that discrimination of any form is not okay. It was also great to meet people in the community and share information about all the free services that are available to exclusively to Orbit customers.”
If you missed us at the Pride events, you can learn more about our free Better Days services by visiting our website.
Our attendance at the Pride events was prompted by our LGBTQ+ customer engagement group. They help us bring the Houseproud pledge to life and demonstrate our commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and support. In 2021, we signed up for the HouseProud Pledge Scheme to demonstrate our commitment to achieving the aim that our homes should be safe spaces where people can be themselves. Education and training are key in changing ignorance and prejudice, so we will be working closely with Engaged Customers on projects that will continue to bring positive change to all our communities.
Want to hear more from your communities? Check out our blog section of the website where we will be sharing more stories from our customers and find out about their journeys, and what Pride means to them.
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