Homes group is gay-friendly

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housing organisation bosses are celebrating after it was recognised as a leading gay-friendly workplace.

Barnsley-based Berneslai Homes was one of only seven housing organisations to make the top 100 of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, a scheme set up to improve workplaces for gay, lesbian and bisexual staff.

Berneslai received praise for its partnership with the Barnsley LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Forum, and its work developing the Rainbow Tick – an award for firms which show their supportof LGBT people.

Helen Jaggar, of Berneslai, said: “This honour demonstrates the work we do to support our LGB staff.”