Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Why EDI in housing?

Over 2020 a number of events (both publicly and through research) highlighted the current lack of focus on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in UK Housing Studies, and particularly in the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) research agenda. We want to change this. Understanding the equality, diversity and inclusion data within the housing sector in the UK makes it evident where we need to usher change on ground.

About us

CaCHE’s EDI unit is envisaged to support and encourage people, from ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, specially-abled communities and other vulnerable groups like elderly and children, to talk about their housing experiences. Housing is central to all of our lives, but our experiences – whether that be access to safe and secure accommodation, ensuring our housing remains fit-for-purpose through our life course, how it affects our mental and  physical health, how people feel within their home and the surrounding communities, discrimination people might be facing – vary  considerably. We want to ensure that people’s voices are heard. 

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