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KNH celebrates equali-tea

Release Date: 23-Nov-2017
KNH celebrated Stonewall Season this week by holding an equali-tea to raise awareness of the diversity of customers and staff and highlight issues many members of the LGBTQAI community may face.
Celebrating equali-tea with a cuppa & a cake

Celebrating equali-tea with a cuppa & a cake

Staff from across KNH came together to learn & celebrate diversity

Staff from across KNH came together to learn & celebrate diversity

As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, KNH supports Stonewall by showing that they want an inclusive organisation that supports all individuals regardless of age, sex, gender, race, religion etc.

KNH is committed to challenging barriers that some may face, and wanted to show their support by launching their ‘It’s Ok to Be Me’ campaign whilst ensuring they respect each others’ beliefs and values, whatever they are.

To launch the initiative, members of KNH’s senior leadership team held an Equali-tea where the team were out and about in Kirklees, meeting colleagues from across the company to offer a cup of tea and a cake to start to break down barriers and encourage people to chat about equality and what it means to them

KNH’s Director of Property, Heidi Thompson commented, “At KNH, we have an extremely diverse organisation and we want to show that we are committed to being respectful to everyone we work with regardless of their sexuality, gender, beliefs and so on, so as part of Stonewall Season, we wanted to bring people together in way that enabled people to feel they could share their experiences and gain understanding, whilst hopefully spreading the message that it’s OK to be me.”

“We know there’s more that we need to do to ensure that we are the best we can be, for tenants and staff, and events like these really help raise awareness of the barriers people face and get staff thinking about how they can help overcome them. We are also working towards inclusion in the Stonewall Top 100 Workplace Equality Index in 2019.

“We’ve had fantastic help from several businesses for the event and would like to say a big thank you to Astwood Designs for the great tee-shirts, Foxes for some great biscuits, Tescos for a selection of cakes, biscuits tea and coffee and Yorkshire Tea for the teabags. This all contributed to the success of the day and showed their support for equali-tea in Kirklees.”
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