Empowering tenants and residents

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An action plan for community empowerment

This document brings together the actions that CLG (Communities and Local Government) is taking to enable more people to play an active role in the decisions that affect their communities; from participatory budgeting and measures to strengthen the role of local councillors, to the empowerment of young people and calls for action through petitions and other forms of participation.
Monday, March 02, 2009
An action plan for community empowerment

Empowering communities to influence local decision making

This report draws on a systematic review of community empowerment to provide evidence-based lessons for policy makers and practitioners. The aim of the review was to make sense of the evidence in order to identify what empowers communities.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Empowering communities to influence local decision making

Empowering communities, improving housing

Housing organisations face many barriers to involving Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) tenants. These range from basic barriers, such as insufficient information about community languages, to more difficult barriers, such as lack of trust, limited time and complexity of communities. This guide fills a gap in the good practice literature. It builds on existing good practice on tenant and community involvement to consider the involvement of BME tenants who are often depicted as being 'hard to reach'. This report is also relevant to any 'hard-to-reach group'.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Empowering communities, improving housing

Every Action Counts

Every Action Counts provides advice and support to voluntary and community organisations who want to reduce their impact on the environment, tackle climate change and improve their local area.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Every Action Counts

Housing association investment in people

Research carried out for the umbrella group People for Action examined the community investment activities of a wide range of housing associations. Activities which aim to make communities more sustainable have been referred to as ‘Housing Plus’, ‘added value’ and ‘community investment’. Findings of the research are given in this publication.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Housing association investment in people

National Tenant Voice

The National Tenant Voice (NTV) is a bold initiative. It will encourage and enable tenants to speak for themselves – nationally, regionally and locally – on more equal terms with other interests. By grasping the opportunity presented by the NTV, there is a chance that the authentic voice of social tenants may at last be heard as citizens of equal worth. The NTV will be a voice for change and over time it could help transform the culture of social housing – and thereby improve the lives of nearly 10 million people.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
National Tenant Voice

National Tenant Voice: an update for tenants

Last summer the Project Group set up by Communities and Local Government to advise on the National Tenant Voice (NTV) consulted on proposals about what the NTV might do, how it could be governed, and how it might be set up. Taking account of what tenants said in the consultation, the Project Group wrote a report for Communities and Local Government including a series of recommendations. This note sets out what has happened since the consultations, how we see the NTV being set up and how tenants can find out more and get involved.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
National Tenant Voice: an update for tenants

Residents' choice: guidance on tenant management

This handbook gives guidance to residents living in social housing who are considering taking control of housing and related services. It looks at how residents can get advice and consider their choices for having more influence over services in their neighbourhood. It explains how to setup a Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) or negotiate a local management agreement.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Residents

Setting up a tenants' and residents' association

This information sheet has mainly been written for tenants and residents of social housing landlords. It explains what a tenants’ and residents’ association is, what it can achieve, and how to go about setting one up.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Setting up a tenants

Tenant Participation and Empowerment

This web resource provides information on tenant participation and empowerment. This is at the heart of the Government's drive to ensure that decent homes are available to all who rent from social housing landlords. Tenants should have meaningful opportunities to participate in the day-to-day management of their properties and to be involved in their landlords' strategic decision making processes.
Friday, February 13, 2009

TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service)

TPAS England, is the leading national tenant participation organisation working to promote tenant empowerment. Their aim is to extend the reach and quality of tenant influence by working with social housing residents and landlords to develop successful partnerships and supporting tenants and community groups to take on a more representative role.
Friday, February 27, 2009
TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service)