Housing company to be at Newcastle Pride 2015

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Equality and diversity, Get involved - ways to get involved, News.

People attending Newcastle Pride 2015 next weekend can find out how they can get involved in shaping housing services in Gateshead.

The Gateshead Housing Company’s Involvement Team will be at this year’s event next Saturday (18 July) as part of their summertime ‘Opportunity knocks’ programme.

Newcastle Pride aims to reduce homophobia, promote awareness of equality and unite lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the region.

Jon Mallen-Beadle, Managing Director and Corporate Lead on Equality at The Gateshead Housing Company, thinks the event is a great way to engage with residents.

He said: “This will be the eight time we have attended and co-sponsored Pride and its parade and each year we gain invaluable views on housing from the LGBT community.

“Attendees can find out about the various housing groups they can get involved in, including our LGBT Network Meetings over the coming year, as well as our free Moving Forward courses.”

Newcastle Pride is one of many community events the housing company is attending as part of Opportunity knocks as it aims to meet with as many residents as possible this summer.

Residents wanting to know more about events the company is taking part in or ways to get involved can call 0191 433 5357, text ‘INVOLVE’ and their message to 0778 620 8277 or email involve@gatesheadhousing.co.uk

Information about getting involved in making housing services in Gateshead even better is available online.

A programme of music, entertainment and other activities at next weekend’s Pride is available online.