Taff Housing Association is the first housing association in Wales to qualify to use the RACE (Reporting Action Composition Education) Equality Code quality mark.

To qualify to display the mark, Taff had to demonstrate it encouraged race equality in its own organisation by going through a rigorous assessment and drawing up an action plan for it to follow.

Chief Executive Helen White said that ‘working through the assessment process has helped us identify the actions we need to take to create transformational, sustainable and lasting change in how we deal with racial inequality in the boardroom and senior leadership team.

The Race Equality Code draws learning and recommendations outlined in reports, charters, and pledges, with the aim of supporting organisations that are actively tackling diversity and inclusion challenges. It was launched in October last year as part of Black History Month 2020 by Dr Karl George MBE and a national steering group of experts in governance and racial inequalities.