Easterhouse Housing & Regeneration Alliance becomes Stonewall Diversity Champions

EHRA chair Colin Cameron with fellow committee members

In continuing its commitment to tackling all forms of exclusion and inequalities, the Easterhouse Housing & Regeneration Alliance (EHRA) has joined the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme.

The move is a first step to ensuring EHRA is fully inclusive of all lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) staff members, stakeholders, customers and service users.

EHRA chair, Colin Cameron, said: “EHRA supports local groups and delivers significant local democracy. The partners in EHRA have contributed greatly to the housing, environmental and community improvements across greater Easterhouse and we are committed to continuing that job. For us that includes making sure all members of the community, and all those we work with, feel welcome and included.”

Colin Macfarlane, Stonewall Scotland director, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with Easterhouse Housing & Regeneration Alliance to create a world where all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people can be accepted without exception. LGBT communities really benefit when organisations create LGBT friendly working environments, so this is a positive step for LGBT people who live and work in greater Easterhouse.”

Colin added: “EHRA is an alliance of eight independent, community based social housing providers working across greater Easterhouse. The members are Calvay, Blairtummock, Gardeen, Easthall Park, Wellhouse, Provanhall, Lochfield Park and Ruchazie.

“We have been working together since 1991and EHRA management committee is comprised of people who live in the local area and have a strong commitment to ensuring that the social housing providers are working together in the best interests of Easterhouse, Barlanark and Ruchazie.

“Across the partners, there are 90 EHRA Committee members who are elected from a membership of 1,710 members, managing 4,533 rented homes. We support inclusive, safe communities.”