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Join us for an insightful and thought-provoking webinar as we delve into the crucial issue of whether Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion has taken a back seat in the realm of housing priorities. In a world grappling with multifaceted challenges, it's essential to assess whether the pursuit of equitable housing opportunities for all has lost momentum. Our panel of experts will explore of the current state of EDI within the housing sector, shedding light on the potential consequences of shifting priorities and sharing ideas on how best to reignite a commitment to inclusivity.

Our speakers for the event are:

Tahir Idris- Respect and Inclusion Lead at Housing 21

Victor da Cunha- Chief Executive of Curo Group

Fran Goble- Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Metropolitan Thames Valley


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  • Victor Da Cunha (CEO of Curo Group)

    Victor Da Cunha

    CEO of Curo Group

    Under Vic’s leadership, Curo has become an Investors In People ‘Gold' employer, has been ranked 27th Best 100 Not for Profit Company to work for in the UK by the Sunday Times and has won many awards for their services, new homes and regeneration activities. Vic is also Chair of Homes for the South West - a collaboration between housing associations working together to increase affordable housing supply in the region, Chair of Local Space Housing Association, which provides high quality temporary housing for homeless families in East London, and Chairs the National Housing Federation’s National Diversity, Equalities & Inclusion Group.

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  • Fran Goble (Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing)

    Fran Goble

    Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

    Fran is a leadership professional specialising in strategic HR and People with a passion for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Brand Value, Social and Corporate Responsibility. During her career she has created and delivered true culture change through both strategic and operational solutions. Fran has been responsible for focussing on positive action through efficiency based solutions, she has a proven track record of consistent delivery of solutions that bring about real change reducing business costs and creating true culture change.

    Fran has worked with companies providing direction and support in how to meet their aspirations for Culture Change , and Corporate Responsibility. She led a number of award winning benchmarking submissions including EDF Energy in achieving National Equality Standard (NES) and the Gender in Europe Equality Standard International (GEES) original accreditation and reaccreditation.

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  • Tahir Idris (Respect & Inclusion Lead at Housing 21)

    Tahir Idris

    Respect & Inclusion Lead at Housing 21

    Tahir commenced his career in housing in 1989, aged 22, as a trainee and has held many senior roles since. He is experienced in transformational change management - both strategic and operational - with a strong focus on communities, tenants and residents, often rebalancing inequalities for ethnically diverse, older and disabled people in particular.

    He has worked for a wide range of housing associations, from small, community-led associations to industry-leading providers, such as Places for People and Together Housing. In his last role he transformed the inclusion performance through innovation, collaboration, and a keen understanding on what works, leading to widespread recognition in the sector for his employer. He is currently Respect & Inclusion Lead at Housing 21, one of the largest Housing & Care providers for older residents, and is driven by a passion to make a difference wherever he operates.

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