Equality in Housing podcast recognised at Scottish Housing Awards

The collaborative podcast “Equality in Housing,” a joint venture between Housing Options Scotland and the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, has been celebrated with the Marion Gibbs Award for Equality in Housing at the Scottish Housing Awards, which took place at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Friday 27 October 2023.

The award, named in honour of Marion Gibbs, a renowned advocate for housing equality, recognises outstanding contributions in promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within the housing sector.

The “Equality in Housing” podcast, launched in November 2022, has made a significant impact by fostering candid conversations about EDI in the housing sector and highlighting the importance of putting people at the heart of housing policy and practice. Guests, including practitioners and advocates, emphasised the need to incorporate lived experiences into research and policy development. They also reminded listeners that minority groups are diverse, and their unique perspectives should be celebrated.

A Platform for Positive Change

Gareth Young (of CaCHE) and Pedro Cameron (of Housing Options Scotland), the minds behind the podcast, are thrilled at the recognition. Pedro commented:

“The podcast has been a personal labour of love for Gareth and me. It’s encouraging to see it acknowledged in this way. It’s more important than ever for housing organisations to embed EDI in policies and practices and to engage in open dialogue. The podcast is just one way we are addressing these issues.”

The “Equality in Housing” podcast continues to serve as a platform for candid conversations about the challenges individuals face within the contemporary housing system. It aims to bridge gaps in the housing sector and ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity for a positive housing future.

The podcast’s future episodes promise to explore housing discrimination and inequality through the lenses of race, the experiences of migrants in the UK, and those with a care background. Additionally, a live recording of the podcast with an audience of up to 300 is scheduled for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations’ event, “The Gathering”, in November.

To listen to the previous episodes, click here.


Date: October 30, 2023 3:13 pm


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