The Foundation offers a number of services to Housing Associations and housing providers and their residents
Resident Engagement and Involvement:
Community Based Participatory Research Training
The Foundation has worked with many housing associations including Sanctuary Housing, Sovereign Housing, the Aster Group,Westlea Housing Association ( Green Square) Guinness Hemitage,Bristol Community Housing Foundation,Alliance Homes to enable residents to feel more empowered and to get their voices heard.
We do this through our Community Researcher training which gives resdients the skills and confidence to undertake their own research and to seek solutions to issues raised by their communties through the research.
Participatory Community Evaluator Training
The Foundation has adapted the Community Researcher training to enable residents and service users to evaluate community services and to feed the results back to the housing association or service provider. This has proved to be a successful way of increaing residents and service users engagement and voice.
Bitesized Community Development Training for both staff and residents
The Foundation has recently been fortunate to work with our partners the Federation for Community Development Learning (FCDL) to deliver a wide range of Community Development training through their Creating Changes Programme.
Courses offered have included:
Courses are offered either as a day course or as programme over 6-8 weeks (Community Researchers course)
If you would like to know more about our training please do not hesiate to contact us.