The G8 Group have published a new report looking at governance succession planning and diversity. The report considers ways of engaging a more demographically and socially diverse range of people in the decision making processes of Housing Association governing bodies into the future. Our focus has been on traditionally ‘hard to reach’ groups such as young people, people of a black and minority ethnic background and people with disabilities, but has also considered all the ‘protected characteristics’ identified in the Equalities Act 2010.
The report was commissioned by The G8 Group and researched and produced by North Star Consulting & Research. The G8 is a group of Scottish registered social landlords (RSLs) that are of a similar scale and who share similar values and an ethos of combining a business approach with achieving positive outcomes for customers and communities. Established in 2003 the group shares best practice, benchmarks operational performance and carry out related initiatives. The current members are Irvine Housing Association, Maryhill Housing, Fife Housing Group, Clyde Valley Housing Association, Almond Housing Association, Thenue Housing Association and Glen Oaks Housing Association.