Free course to promote diversity in Gateshead

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Get involved, News.

DiversityThe Gateshead Housing Company is encouraging local residents to attend a free course about valuing differences in others.

The ‘Understanding differences in people’ course, on Thursday, 24 March, will help attendees to understand the importance of equality and diversity in today’s communities.

Involvement and Diversity Officer Helen Watson, said: “The housing company works to ensure customers and our employees have equal access to services regardless of age, ability, gender, race, belief, gender identity or sexual orientation.

“This course will help people recognise and respect the differences in others, and value the viewpoints of those with different backgrounds from their own.

“In particular, it will be of benefit to tenants and leaseholders who are already involved in other housing groups to realise and recognise the differences in potential new members.

The course will run from 2pm–4pm at Gateshead Clubhouse, Worcester Green, NE8 1NH.

Email the Involvement Team or call 0191 433 5357 to find out more.

Help to attend any training session held by the housing company is available, including transport and interpreting services.

The course is part of an ongoing programme of training called Moving Forward, which helps the company to engage with its customers in an informal environment.