The Regulator has published an equalities statement outlining how it will meet its duties and its requirements of social landlords. The statement shows what the Regulator has done to promote equality, and its objectives for the future. These objectives will help the Regulator to focus its efforts in how it regulates in the best interests of tenants and other service users with protected characteristics.
The statement also outlines how the Regulator promotes equality within its own organisation to help ensure that all of its people are treated equally and feel valued.
Michael Cameron, Chief Executive of the Regulator said:
“Promoting equality and human rights is integral to all of our work. Our equalities statement re-affirms our commitment to meeting our equality duties and performing our role in a way which encourages and recognises the importance of equality and human rights.
“All landlords must ensure that they fully comply with relevant equalities and human rights legislation. As part of this we require social landlords to work to understand the individual needs of their tenants and other service users, and to work with them to deliver services that recognise and meet these needs.
“We also encourage diversity and promote equality as an employer. We work hard to ensure our staff are knowledgeable on equality and human rights issues so that they are taken into account in how we work.”
Notes to editors
- The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and eight Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at housingregulator.gov.scot
- SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.