Federation retains funding

Federation chairwoman Anne McGhee (left) with Councillor Sam Love and head of housing services Elaine McHugh.

Federation chairwoman Anne McGhee (left) with Councillor Sam Love and head of housing services Elaine McHugh.

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North Lanarkshire Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations has been funded for another three years.

The organisation has received £21,816 from North Lanarkshire Council to help them support and develop tenant participation across the local authority.

Councillor Sam Love, convener of housing and social work services, said: “The Federation plays an important role in helping us develop and improve our services.

“Their work is greatly appreciated and has been vital in developing our tenants repair handbook, estate walkabouts, tower strategy and our annual tenant conference.

“We are delighted to continue to help fund their work and look forward to working closely with them to improve services for our residents.”

The Federation received national recognition last year, when they received the TIS ‘Frances Nelson Award’ for making an outstanding contribution to change in their communities for their work on the Motherwell Towers Sub Group.

Federation chairwoman Anne McGhee said: “With our support, tenants have a real opportunity to improve housing and related services in their areas.

“The Federation wants to ensure the needs, views and aspirations of local groups and tenants are taken into consideration when major decisions are being made, and their input is vital to the decision making process.”

The Federation has now started work with the council’s housing service to develop tenant scrutiny opportunities across North Lanarkshire.

Over the coming months, members of the Federation and local tenants and residents groups will be inspecting some parts of the housing service. Anne said: “It’s really important that tenants come forward and get involved in tenant scrutiny, this is the perfect opportunity for tenants to have real influence on the services they receive.”

To get involved call 01236 435844 or visit North Lanarkshire Federation

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