MHA is working to ensure that our services and workplaces are an enjoyable environment for everyone

MHA provides services in some of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom. We're proud to be part of the communities that are rich in ethnicity and cultural diversity. However, we recognise that every day, across the globe, ethnicity (or Race) can influence how a person is treated and can often lead to discrimination, bullying, and harassment.

We are working to ensure that our services and workplaces are an enjoyable environment for all employees and those that come into contact with our services.

Ethnicity and our workforce

Ethnic category Number of people Percentage of workforce (%)
Any other Asian background 171 2.62%
Any other background 24 0.37%
Any other ethnic group 35 0.54%
Any other White background 187 2.86%
Asian/Asian British: Bangladeshi 16 0.24%
Asian/Asian British: Chinese 12 0.18%
Asian/Asian British: Indian 174 2.66%
Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 38 0.58%
Black/Black British: African 248 3.80%
Black/Black British: Caribbean 72 1.10%
Black or Black British: Any other Black/ African / Caribbean 75 1.15%
Mixed: Any Other Mixed Multiple Ethnic Background 29 0.44%
Prefer not to say 60 0.92%
White and Asian 20 0.31%
White and Black African 14 0.21%
White and Black Caribbean 29 0.44%
White British 2829 43.41%
White Irish 29 0.44%
White - Other European 156 2.39%
Not Stated 2295 35.42%
Total 6532 100%

The overall workforce profile for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) is 19%.
This information is correct as of March 2022.

Positive Action

MHA acknowledges that Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are underrepresented at certain levels in the workforce.

Underrepresentation at all levels is one of the target areas that MHA is looking to address as part of any Positive Action initiatives. The Equality Act 2010 allows for the use of 'positive action’ in specific circumstances to address workforce underrepresentation.  

What is positive action?

Positive action is where an organisation utilises a number of initiatives designed to counteract the effects of past discrimination. However positive action does NOT guarantee that anyone of a specific background will gain employment. 

Race for Change staff & volunteer network

Race for Change is our staff and volunteer network that supports MHA in advancing race equality. It is a strong network of approximately 30 members, chaired by Tracy Campbell who is supported by Nicci Jones as the Vice-Chair.

The network work to educate colleagues, celebrate festivals/cultural events and strives to make changes within the organisation. 

Useful links

The following links will give you access to a number of leading organisations whose work in promoting race-related equality is recognised either at a national or local level.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission 

Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

At MHA, we’re dedicated to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation.

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