A social housing organisation has won an ward for its approach to equality and diversity.

Brent Housing Partnership received the Leaders in Diversity award from the The National Centre for Diversity - one of the few arms-length management organisations to reach the standard.

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Asari St-Hill, a Leaders in Diversity assessor, said: “Right across the organisation I saw evidence of BHP’s commitment to EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) issues in its work with residents, Brent Council, contractors and specific groups like the residents’ Disability Forum.

“I heard from a number of residents first hand how they are involved in decisions and how BHP has responded to their EDI issues.”

Jeanette Ahearne, a BHP resident from Kilburn, said: “Achieving the Leaders in Diversity award has provided an opportunity for BHP to show its commitment to equality and diversity and to work with residents to make a difference for the whole community.”

BHP chairowoman Joanne Drew said: “BHP works in one of the most diverse boroughs in London and we are committed to serving our diverse communities and providing a service that is suited to their needs.”

BHP was set up by the council in 2002 and manages 12,500 Brent Council properties. It is based alongside the council in Brent Civic Centre in Wembley.