Lister has long been a champion of equal opportunities – for its tenants, its other customers, its staff and its Management Committee.
We believe in the equality of opportunity and respect for diverse cultures and communities. We are members of Edinburgh & Lothians Racial Equality Council, and Positive Action in Housing. Together with other members of EdIndex, the Edinburgh common housing register, we promote equal opportunity and access for all to housing in Edinburgh.
Our equal opportunities statement is as follows:
Lister Housing Co-operative believes that no person should suffer disadvantage because of race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual preference, appearance, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, class or responsibility for dependants, HIV infection or HIV related illnesses.
We ask all our regular contractors and consultants to sign up to abide by our policy and we monitor, as part of our complaints monitoring process, any complaints relating to equal opportunities. Complaints have the ability to be referred by the complainant to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) once internal processed are exhausted.
We would wish, however to address and tackle any issues long before any possible referral to the SPSO.
Our staff that go on site regularly have also had a Basic Disclosure check done, to reassure tenants and their families.