About us

HQN is committed to helping social housing providers promote equality and diversity both within their own organisations and the communities they serve.

About us

Our Equality and Diversity Network has been set up to enable members to share best practice, discuss their own challenges and keep organisations up to speed with the latest equality and diversity legislation and case law.

This new network will build on the previous Equality and Diversity exchange and will offer the following benefits to members:

  • A team of E&D experts with different specialisms and approaches able to provide ad hoc advice and guidance
  • Regular blogs and briefings
  • Discounted E&D training
  • A six monthly newsletter with the latest on legislation and good practice
  • Toolkits and other guidance to help you with your strategies, policies and practices
  • Regular best practice groups.

Join the Equality and Diversity Network

Join The Equality and Diversity Network

HQN is committed to helping social housing providers promote equality and diversity both within their own organisations and the communities they serve.

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Meet the team

Our dedicated team has a wealth of experience in the sector, and vast knowledge of the issues and practices.

Colin Heyman

Colin Heyman

Colin Heyman works for a very small consultancy called Maine-stream that has worked in the field of both Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and Leadership, for over 25 years. He's worked with a lot of different organisations, for example Housing Associations, Local Authorities, arts organisations, Universities, the third sector, and small private companies.

Although not a housing expert, Colin has worked with a lot of different associations over the years so has some understanding of the sector. His EDI expertise and somewhat external perspective can help you to move forward in your EDI practice.