Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s has once again been named as one of the most inclusive employers in the UK.
The organisation has been ranked at number 24 in recognition of its commitment to inclusion of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people in the workplace.
Stonewall has also awarded St Mungo’s a prestigious Gold Award, which celebrates organisations that go above and beyond to empower LGBTQIA+ staff members to be themselves at work.
For the great inclusion work achieved by its LGBTQIA+ employee network group, St Mungo’s has also received a Highly Commended Network Group award.
Emma Haddad, Chief Executive at St Mungo’s said:
“One of the reasons that I joined St Mungo’s was its genuine commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
“I have seen myself the fabulous colleague networks we have which support and encourage people to be their true selves while at work.
“It is fantastic to have this recognised by Stonewall with the inclusion in its Top 100 list and to have been given the Gold Award and Network Group award. We will continue working with our LGBTQIA+ colleagues to ensure we are truly inclusive.”
Alice Moore, Head of Involvement and Inclusion, at St Mungo’s said:
“I see every day the great work at St Mungo’s, ensuring all staff are supported and celebrated. We passionately believe our values, consciously working to make sure we are genuinely inclusive. It means a great deal for our great work to be recognised by Stonewall.”
The Stonewall Top 100 Employers chart the best performing employers on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2022, an annual audit of workplace culture for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff.
Equality and diversity are central to St Mungo’s values and the charity ensures that LGBTQIA+ awareness and inclusion are part of how clients and staff are supported.
The St Mungo’s LGBTQIA+ Network inputs into diversity training, internal policy reviews and supports staff; raises awareness of LGBTQIA+ equality through LGBT History Month, nationwide Pride events and influences organisations development and service provision.