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Sarah Keenan says #beyou

Posted 31 July 2018   |   By Verity Calderbank

Sarah Keenan is a Stakeholder Board Member at Stockport Homes, as well as being a resident in Stockport and working in the housing sector. Sarah’s career in housing spans 17 years, and she is currently specialising in enforcement. 

A keen supporter of equality – we are delighted to welcome Sarah as our latest LBGT+ role model, supporting Stockport Homes in delivering high quality services that are open and accessible to all. 

Sarah has written this blog this to introduce herself which we hope you enjoy - if you have any feedback or questions, please let us know by emailing


"I understand that working in enforcement's sounds like I am some kind of bouncer, but if you ever met me (I stand at just over 5 ft 1) you would clearly see that this is definitely not the case.   It is important to remember that I only take enforcement action where there is clear evidence that someone has been found guilty of a crime or they have breached their tenancy agreement.  One aspect of my job is to support and ensure that justice is given to victims. I am passionate about safeguarding, and equality. I am proud to be an ally to Stockport Homes, and support all the staff and customers to be able to be themselves. 

I want to ensure that everyone in life has equal opportunities, regardless of their abilities, their background or their sexuality – the #beyou campaign really demonstrates our approach to serving the vibrant and diverse community of Stockport. 

Promoting equality and diversity in the workplace is primarily concerned with preventing discrimination – whether this is active or passive.  Discrimination in any form must be challenged and people must not be afraid to challenge discrimination when they witness it. 

Our society is founded on the idea of fairness and equality.  Imagine if everyone in our society was able to participate equally.  The world really would be a much better place - a society that is fair and equal also helps improve everyone’s lives. 

I will be involved with work on various projects going forward and will be involved in reviewing policies to ensure that they are inclusive."




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