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 QED Award – Quality in Equality and Diversity

The QED Award (Quality in Equality and Diversity) developed by Welsh housing charity, Tai Pawb, provides a comprehensive framework for improving the equality and diversity impact of an organisation. Awarded by an independent panel, it reports on strategic areas such as governance, leadership, and culture as well as customer-facing service provision, including access and tenant involvement.


We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded Tai Pawb’s QED (Quality in Equality and Diversity) award for two years running now.


We are really proud of this achievement which demonstrates how important equality and diversity is to us and our on-going commitment to getting it right.

“We are delighted to be only the second housing association in Wales to achieve the QED Award. In 2018, we started our QED journey which provided us with an opportunity to review our performance by providing a framework to benchmark our E&D approach against, to highlight gaps in our delivery and promote continuous improvement. The QED journey has been interesting, inclusive and extremely worthwhile. I feel our approach to E&D has greatly improved and we now have a clear strategy in terms of achieving equality in everything we do.”


Maria Lewis, Head of Community & Neighbourhood Services, and Chair of MVH’s Equality and Diversity Group

“We would like to congratulate Merthyr Valleys Homes on achieving the QED Award. The organisation showed real commitment to continuously improve their approach to equality and diversity through a mutual effort of staff and tenants. We were impressed by their Equality Group, which worked hard to make sure Merthyr Valleys Homes meets the stringent award criteria, backed up by senior management and the board.”


Alicja Zalesinska, Director of Tai Pawb