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Swan Receives Housing Diversity Network Accreditation

HDN Accreditation

Swan Housing Association is proud to announce that it has received Diversity Network Accreditation for excellence in equality and diversity, from the Housing Diversity Network (HDN).

Debansu Das, Vice Chair of HDN's Board, joined Swan's Chief Executive, John Synnuck, along with Sandra Fawcett, Executive Director - Operations and a group of Swan staff and residents for a celebratory lunch, where he presented Sandra Fawcett with a plaque and certificate.

Swan was awarded five distinctions by HDN for:

  • Diverse leadership with high awareness and demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity from the Board, Executive and Senior managers, with a proactive approach to emerging issues.
  • Board diversity.
  • Inclusive and positive organisational culture, where staff are engaged and feel supported and valued.
  • Diversity Days, for bringing together staff and tenants, the range of topics covered, relevance and usefulness for staff in their day-to-day roles.
  • Community development approach and range of creative activities and projects to deliver good outcomes for vulnerable groups.

Alison Burns, Joint Chief Executive, Housing Diversity Network said:

We are delighted that Swan Housing Association has joined the ranks of housing providers demonstrating excellence in their approach to equality, diversity and inclusion, by undertaking the Diversity Network Accreditation. There is clearly wide-spread understanding and real enthusiasm, across the whole of Swan Housing, for the importance of this work and the benefit it has to staff and communities; which is enabled by excellent and committed leadership.  We have been impressed by the organisation's success in delivering diversity in governance and their willingness to tackle challenging issues. We are very pleased to continue working with Swan and look forward to sharing their experience of successful equality and diversity work for the benefit of the wider sector.

Sandra Fawcett, Executive Director - Operations at Swan, said:

At Swan we are proud to have an inclusive and positive organisational culture, where staff are engaged and feel supported and valued. This accreditation underpins this and I would like to thank the Housing Diversity Network for this recognition.


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