#HousingWeek – Leadership – Empowering Tenants To Take The Lead
Apex welcomes input from tenants and residents to help us improve our services and we offer a range of opportunities for this.
We launched our Menu of Options for Tenant Involvement at the start of the year and have received a really positive response. Tenants are now able to be more involved with Apex and with their local community in a way that best suits them.
For example tenants can become an Active Tenant for their community. This can be a very flexible role to allow any tenants who wish to become involved but maybe can’t devote a lot of time. The role can be structured to suit them.
Our Community Involvement Coordinator, Rachael Power, has now established the Active Tenant Network. This is a new initiative to support and empower Active Tenants where they have the opportunity to come together to share best practice, receive training and share lunch together on a regular basis.
The first Active Tenant Network took place in April and has continued from strength to strength. Active Tenants have been able to share ideas, concerns and a few laughs while also initiating positive change. For example the group has created a new easier to read leaflet on anti-social behaviour. The group has also greatly benefited from financial inclusion training delivered by Apex’s Financial Inclusion Officer, Michael Lyttle. This is vital information that they can take back to their communities and share with their neighbours.
The programme for the next year has been set by the members of the Active Tenant Networks themselves. Apex plans to run a recognition event to show its appreciation to these tenants who devote their time and energy to work for the benefit of their community.
If you would like more information on how to become involved please contact Community Involvement Coordinator, email : firstname.lastname@example.org