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CCHA is proud to show its support for a zero-tolerance approach to racism in Wales.

The association is committed to promoting racial harmony and equity and has signed Race Council Cymru’s zero-tolerance policy to racism in Wales, and to implementing the commitments outlined by the policy within CCHA.

Racism exists every day, and unfortunately it also exists here in Wales. There is so much more we can do to hold ourselves and one another accountable, to uphold the highest standards of inclusion, appreciation and celebration of diversity across Wales. We stand in solidarity. We come together in unity and purpose; and we say NO to racism in all its forms.

By signing up and agreeing to the policy, CCHA takes a stand against racism and will promote a more inclusive and equal workplace and society that gives every individual in Wales the right to feel safe, valued and included.

CCHA is committed to its objectives of being an Excellent Landlord, and an Employer of Choice, and has set up an Equality Action Group to help tackle the challenge of addressing the lack of diversity within the team, which doesn’t, as yet, match the demographic of our tenants. Addressing this will allow CCHA to better serve our tenants and communities, make better decisions, understand our tenants better and increase satisfaction with our services. In recognition of this, CCHA’s Board has awarded an additional day’s annual leave for the Team which will allow everyone to celebrate their religious festival (e.g. Eid, Diwali, Hanukka.)

The Equality Action Group has worked with Race Council Cymru to develop CCHA’s Statement of Intent, and pledges which include adopting a positive action in recruitment and unconscious bias training for all, specifically for recruitment and taking CCHA to the communities from which we want to attract people.

Naz Miah, a member of CCHA’s Equality Action Group, said “At CCHA, we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all. We are constantly reviewing the best way to attract and recruit new people from all backgrounds into the association and so we are proud to have signed Race Council Wales’ policy and to work with them to promote a more inclusive and equal workplace and society.”

For more on Race Council Cymru’s zero-tolerance policy, please visit the Race Council Cymru website