Meeting monthly, this group is a consultative body for three housing associations. Their aim is to help break down barriers for BME communities.
Current Project – Communication
The group are currently working on a Communication Project. This project aims to support tenants who do not have English as a first language.
Research so far has included findings that communication in native languages is preferable for some of our tenants. This has been discussed with our leadership team. As a result, where applicable, future job roles advertised at Taff will include a community language requirement as part of job roles specifications.
Over the past 10 years, the BME group have been consulted by other housing associations, the Police and the NHS. They advise on a range of cultural and religious issues.
They have received training on Equality Impact Assessment and assist Taff with new Policies and Policy renewal including:
- Anti social behaviour
- Pet Policy