Join us for an insightful webinar that will draw parallels between the Casey Review's findings on the Metropolitan Police and their potential application within the housing sector. The webinar will explore valuable lessons centred around diversity, community engagement, and transparency, and discover how the housing sector can learn from the review's recommendations to create a more inclusive, accountable, and responsive environment for residents.
Speakers for the event are:
Andy George- President of the National Black Police Association
Dewbien Plummer- Housing Solutions Director at Capita & Co-Chair of HouseProud
Kevin Maxwell MBE- Writer and advocate
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Mentors or Mentees on a current HDN Programme
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President at National Black Police Association
Andy George is the current President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) in the United Kingdom and a serving police officer in the Police Service of Northern Ireland having joined the service in 1999. The NBPA seeks to create a police service that represents, engages and delivers its services to all communities in a fair and equitable manner and represents around 5000 members in 47 local associations across the UK. As President, Andy works to improve support for members, liaises with senior leaders and wider stakeholders and engages with community groups from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Andy advises the National Police Chiefs Council, College of Policing, Independent Office of Police Complaints and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Service on racial equality, system change and police accountability. He also meets regularly with the government officials such as the Home Secretary and other key figures who are responsible for policing.
Kevin writes and advocates for social justice and equity focusing on race, sexuality, mental health, homelessness and housing. He began writing with a blog, followed by opinion pieces for newspapers and magazines, including the Independent, Guardian and Big Issue and appeared on television and radio for the BBC and Sky. Kevin was awarded an MBE for services to diversity through literature for his book, Forced Out, published by Granta, about his time as a detective in the Greater Manchester Police and Metropolitan Police. He is currently working on a new book with a homelessness charity, and just completed the Board Trainee Programme with Housing Diversity Network as a Next Generation Trustee. Kevin holds a Masters in Writing from Regent’s University London, is a Member of the CIH, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and will soon begin studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management: Homelessness and Housing with London South Bank University and London Housing Foundation.
Housing Solutions Director. Co-Chair of HouseProud at Capita
Dewbien Plummer (she/her) is a dedicated housing professional with over 20 years of experience in leasehold management, asset management, housing strategy, and digital transformation, having worked with social housing providers and now serving as Housing Solutions Director at Capita. As a black, neurodiverse, bi/pansexual woman with lived experience in social housing, Dewbien is committed to improving the lives of those with multiple identities. She is driven by the call for candour and public responsibility post-Grenfell and strives to be a part of the wider community response to the challenge. Serving as the female-identifying Co-Chair of HouseProud, a network for LGBTQ+ staff working in social housing. Dewbien is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the housing sector.