Diversity and inclusion

Here at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) we want to capture the value that difference brings and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We work collaboratively ‘Serving people better every day’ to educate, support and develop all of our diverse employees and the communities that we serve.
We want every employee and every customer to feel comfortable enough to be their true self and are working tirelessly in the background to create an environment that encourages our employees to challenge non-inclusive behaviours and to be mindful of their own and other’s wellbeing.

Network Groups
We are proudly committed to equality and diversity as a core part of what we do – both as an employer and in the services we provide to our customers. Our attitude towards diversity is reinforced by our various employee networks supporting gender , ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. These are supported across all strands by our allys across the whole company.
These networks provide a platform for employees to share views, tell us what we’re doing well and recommend improvements. We want to create a real sense of community and a workforce who feel that their opinions are valued. It also helps us address business challenges and ‘Serving people better every day’.

  • Ethnicity – supports the development and progression of ethnic communities at MTVH. The network provides a forum to identify and escalate issues affecting BAME employees.
  • Gender – supports MTVH in meeting its diversity ambitions around gender enabling them to reach their full potential. We look to influence the culture of the organisation to be more supportive to women.
  • LGBTQ+ – support MTVH on LGBTQ+ issues, champion inclusion and celebrate diversity. This is part of building a truly inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and perform their best. It supports our LGBTQ+ and non LGBTQ+ staff (who may have team members coming out, for example, or know family or friends who need support or advice.
  • Disability – Supporting MTVH become confident about disability and improve the work environment of both disabled employees and employees who care for disabled people. The network discusses ideas and solutions that affect everyone both internal to the organisation and in the wider context and works to raise levels of employee engagement.