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Building racial inclusion

Spitalfields Housing Association is proud to have been born from the community and continues to be steered by staff and Board members that reflect the demographic of Spitalfields & Banglatown.

Building fairer communities

The McGregor-Smith Review (2017) found that the employment rate for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds is only 62.8%, while for White workers, it was 75.6%. For some ethnic minorities like Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, it’s ever lower at 54.9%. At Spitalfields Housing Association, we are actively addressing this inequality in the workplace.

It’s estimated that ethnic minorities only make up 1 in 8 of the working-age population. The Parker Review (2016) found that just 6% of top management places go to ethnic minorities, with only 85 of the 1,050 director positions in the FTSE 100 held by those of ethnic minority backgrounds. Since its inception, Spitalfields Housing Association has actively bridged these gaps in the workplace.

At Spitalfields Housing Association, we have an inclusive culture and realise that by tackling discrimination through better representation and by giving opportunities to talented members of underserved communities, our organisational performance and productivity will be increased. We are proud of our achievements so far and strive to achieve more.


An inclusive workplace culture at SHA

SHA staff from a BAME background