The Tenant Participation Team works with local people to promote resident involvement and ensure that they have the opportunity to influence the way services are designed and delivered.
The team provides support to our existing tenants' and residents' groups and supports the establishment of new groups. They also support the 6 Community Housing Partnerships and run a variety of events and consultation meetings throughout the year.
We have several ways for residents to have their say or influence decisions on the management of their homes.
Residents can take part in the following ways:
- By setting up or joining one of the Tenant and Resident Associations or quarterly action group
- Attending open days and fundraising events
- Working with the borough wide Tenants' Federation
- Getting involved with local projects through the Housing Forums (launching Autumn 2011), Leasehold forums and service specific focus groups
- Take part in Estate inspections
- Become a mystery shopper
Tenant and Resident Associations
These are made up of tenants and residents who form a committee in a specific area. They deal with any local issues and monitor local services.
These are people who represent residents in their area where there are no tenants' and residents' associations.
Quarterly action groups
These are informal groups who meet us every 3 or 6 months to discuss local issues of concern.
These are groups of tenants and residents who work to become a recognised Tenants' and Residents' Association.
The Tenants' Federation
This is made up of 2 representatives from each Tenants' and Residents' Association, members from each steering group and estate representatives. The Federation is the 'umbrella' group for the various tenants' groups in the borough.
Community Housing Partnerships
Community Housing Partnerships have now finished and have been replaced by Housing Forums. If however you are interested in looking for copies of the minutes and agendas for the boards, please use the link above.
Click the following link to find out more about Housing Forums
Borough Wide Community Engagement and Consultation
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are committed to continually improving our services and have developed various ways to engage with local residents and consult with you on topics affecting the community as a whole.
Get involved if you are interested in having your say about the wider decisions of the council.