Anti-Racism Statement

21 Apr 2023

At The Wallich, we understand that ethnically diverse people are more likely to be affected by homelessness than other groups.

In fact, black people are more than three times as likely to experience homelessness.

We recognise that racism affects many people we support, our team, our organisational culture and the way we work with the community around us.

We have not done enough to eradicate racism in our community. This is an uncomfortable truth but a truth all the same.

As The Wallich is fully committed to trauma-informed working, we acknowledge that racism is a form of trauma. Our position on racism is very clear:

Less talk more action

We accept that a general approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion just isn’t enough to tackle systemic racism in the charity and homelessness sector. We need to put our passion and willingness for change behind it.

In the way that we work, we recognise that anti-racism shouldn’t be seen as a one-off project, but something that is embedded into every conversation, every piece of work and our day to day lives.

Proactive anti-racist practice is integral to our values

The Wallich will:

We challenge our community our partners, our service users and colleagues to centre anti-racism with us, as we know we can’t achieve this in isolation.