Rhondda Housing Association
The Tenant Forum and Rhondda Housing Association Disability Action Group (RHADAG) provide examples of how the Association both encourages resident involvement and empowers residents, to enable them to develop their own priorities and set their own agenda.
Opportunities to develop skills in running meetings, making presentations and preparing funding bids had come to fruition, to the point where the Tenant Forum itself was establishing key priorities for service development, such as housing maintenance. The work of the Forum in involving communities has been formally recognised and it has been successful in securing grant funding, to support the development of a time exchange scheme.
RHADAG was managed by tenants elected from RHADAG. At the time of the inspection RHADAG was making progress against its Action Plan, producing newsletters, developing an information directory and organising study visits to develop awareness of ways in which services for people with disabilities were being provided elsewhere, to enable discussion about how opportunities may be pursued with the Association or others.