For the second year running, Orwell is a proud sponsor of Suffolk Pride, which took place this year on 18 June.
We believe that diversity and acceptance are key for any workplace, and we are keen to see the LGBTQIA+ community, both within Orwell and within our communities, continue to thrive.
Pride is a wonderful celebration of LGBTQIA+ identity, which brings the whole community together to celebrate equality and diversity, inclusion, progress, and respect, and marks Pride Month.
We joined the samba parade which opened a day of festivities, proceeding along Ipswich Waterfront, followed by a fantastic line-up of artists performing throughout the day.
Michelle Harrison, Director of People and Culture at Orwell, says: “Orwell Housing is proud to celebrate our diverse communities of colleagues and customers by sponsoring Suffolk Pride for another year. Pride is a fantastic event and the sheer number of people coming along at the weekend demonstrates how supportive, welcoming, and diverse Suffolk is as a county – and we are extremely grateful to have been a part of this vibrant and exciting event once again.”
“Orwell is part of Independent East, an informal partnership of five community-focused housing associations in the East of England – Broadland Housing, Freebridge Community Housing, Havebury Housing Partnership, Saffron Housing Trust and Orwell Housing Association. Our Independent East colleagues will continue to support other local pride celebrations across East Anglia as part of our inclusivity campaign #Flourish."
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