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Support for Tenant Participation: Priorities and Shape of Future Provision
The eagerly awaited report of a Review of Tenant Participation in Wales has been published this week. The report was produced by a consultant on behalf of Welsh Government who will now need to decide about the options and recommendations proposed in the report. Summary of the report, click here; full report click here. TPAS Cymru’s response to the Review report is available here.
Broadly TPAS Cymru welcomes the content and conclusions of the report which we feel is an accurate presentation of what tenant participation is about, and a well considered assessment of the options for continuing support infrastructure. The vision and priorities for effective tenant participation are very much what TPAS Cymru has advocated for some years based on our ‘Next Generation’ guide. We welcome many aspects of the report and its recommendations including TPAS Cymru continuing as an independent organisation, while pursuing our existing discussions about collaboration to increase efficiencies. However, some recommendations would mean significant changes in the way TPAS Cymru is funded and how support for tenant participation might be delivered.
It is clear that Welsh Government support for tenant participation will continue but in an altered framework and with less resources. Watch this space for Welsh Government decisions. We hope those decisions will take account that support and training for tenants to shape and improve services will pay back in efficiency and effective services.
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