Housing association Eastlight Community Homes is partnering with disability organisation Purple to raise awareness of the challenges disabled residents and employees face.
The partners are hosting a virtual summit – Housing Sector Summit: Driving Improvements for Disabled People in Housing – on Wednesday 6 October, from 12:30pm to 2pm.
Emma Palmer, chief executive at Eastlight, said: “The virtual summit is a fantastic opportunity for Eastlight to build on its partnership with Purple for the benefit of housing providers, team members and residents across the country.
“Getting together virtually means that everybody who is interested in this subject is able to attend the summit and contribute to the discussion.
“We want to kickstart fresh conversations about disabilities, including hidden disabilities, and establish a lasting narrative with a broader audience that will lead to us working together to create a more diverse, inclusive environment for our employees and communities.”
Mike Adams, chief executive of Purple, said: “Disabled people have the right and need for accessible housing, and to work in inclusive workplaces. But we know that this is not always the case.
“We are therefore delighted to be working with Eastlight Community Homes as part of our Purple Tuesday initiative to really spotlight best practices and areas for improvements in the Housing sector so that that accessibility and disability inclusion becomes the norm”.