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Policy Resident Involvement Strategy 2013

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6. Methods of resident involvement - Key players register

This is a list we have of more than 215 tenants who have registered their interest in becoming involved. Membership of this register needs to both increase and widen to include more of our younger tenants.

In our last Tenant Involvement Strategy (autumn 2010) we made a commitment to increase the number of people, including young people, on the register to over 260 members by March 2012.  Although we have not quite reached this we have increased the number of adults by 15 and also have over 25 young people (under 15 years old) on the register.

We also made a commitment to encourage more young tenants and their families to become involved and to hold an event for young people to raise awareness of tenant involvement.  We therefore took part in an event with children from local schools called the ’11 Million Takeover Day’ where they learned how we consult with residents to improve our services, and we have a young apprentice and another young person on work experience looking into how tenants are involved.  Our community development workers run regular workshops and sessions for young people and their families and have nearly 200 on their registers.  These tenants have experienced the benefits of being involved on a regular basis, and see that they are listened to and that their views are important to us.