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For some time now, digital has been changing how we interact within our communities and the pandemic has accelerated this even further. In this blog I want to focus on the 4 key areas that need to be reflected in all our engagement strategies
‘Surviving Squalor: Britain’s Housing Shame’ is a must watch for anyone with an interest in social housing.
With regard to tenants, renting & engagement, we’ve noticed 3 compelling themes emerging from predominantly younger people who are private renting.
For under £5k, your community could have an amazing community asset
Service Charges: Covid-19 has meant some services not being delivered but other costs rising. Landlords need to have open and transparent conversations with tenants.
We’re all familiar with the 5 steps to health and well-being: Learn; Take notice; Connect; Give, and Be active: in the past, TPAS Cymru has suggested ways of incorporating these steps into Tenant/Community Involvement activities.
New Renting Homes (Amendment): (Wales) Bill?– an easy summary
On the 18th December 2019, Welsh Government published a five-year rent policy settlement which provides greater certainty for the sector and, to some extent, tenants.
If you are thinking of setting up a Facebook group, here are my top tips from my own experiences.
There is no arguing that Help to Buy has helped many people onto the property ladder (including myself) as well as helping property developers to buy a few yachts with their £1.09 billion profits; but this hasn’t come without its issues.
Yes we need to build affordable houses as we simply don’t have enough but I argue that these houses must be homes. People need to feel dignity and respect in their home and this means providing flooring.
Over the last 13 months, a panel of experts have been gathering evidence to examine whether more can be done to increase the supply of affordable housing in Wales through maximizing the resources available. This is what we think.
For Profit housing is growing in England – what does it mean for Wales?
David reviews the RentSmart Wales training for Landlords & Agents and what he would like to see changed
Single parents are twice as likely to live in poverty than coupled parents and are more likely to experience loneliness, isolation and stigma. The challenges they face cannot go unnoticed. See what single parents suggest for social housing providers to ensure positive change.
Shocking findings from our recent Tenant Pulse survey
Regulation report for health and safety identifies a need for tenant engagemen
The BBC published an interactive map that shows the scale of the problem facing young people trying to rent.
TPAS Cymru's Engagement and Policy Officer invites views on tackling loneliness and isolation.
TPAS Cymru's Engagement & Policy Officer Elizabeth talks about our response to the Affordable Housing Supply Consultation.
Is Tenant Participation mainstreamed and 'at the heart' of your organisation?
In 2018, let’s all make our communications more accessible. Here are 4 simple steps.
Over my Sunday lunch, I've been mulling over whether it’s a good or bad thing?
Why can’t all hotel rooms be accessible? Our Director calls for greater progress on hotel accessibility
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Joey Deacon who was someone I’ve come to greatly admire and whose book greatly influenced me in how I look and contribute to Society.
If you are involved with tenant participation and engagement you will have probably considered the advantages of using co-production techniques in co-designing new services. Co-production scored highly in our new Guide to Tenant Participation that TPAS Cymru recently produced and some great work is happening in Housing using Co-production. NPT Homes are certainly one organisation that have seen great benefit.
Our Director David Wilton sets out why ‘I Daniel Blake’ film is a must see
‘Renting Homes Wales Day’ – The countdown
Urgent message for Tenant groups: Shared owners need your help!
The second Annual National Tenant Survey
For Tenants in Wales - The Second Annual National Tenant Survey
Missed Out? Catch Up
Rents: getting transparency & accountability right
Officers Network January 2023
Tenants Network 17.01.23
Staff network – Renting Homes Communications workshop