Radius becomes first member of Empowering Communities

Sheenagh and Laura from Empowering Communities along with Eileen and Grainne from Radius.

Sheenagh and Laura from Empowering Communities along with Eileen and Grainne from Radius.

Radius Housing Association, the youngest and largest Housing Association in Northern Ireland has become the first organisation to register as a member of our new company, Empowering Communities.

The company, which has been established to support and diversify on the work of its sole shareholder Supporting Communities, is also a vehicle to deliver the requirements of the Independent Tenant Organisation role for Social Landlords.

The key role of Empowering Communities is to be ‘The lead organisation in improving the quality of Tenant Participation practice by developing and delivering innovative and practical solutions on tenant Participation.’

Laura O’Dowd, Director of Empowering Communities explained the membership benefits. “As a member, Radius will now be able to access useful and practical information, training and personalised support in order to develop Tenant Participation within their organisation. They will also be able to participate in events organised by Empowering Communities, such as our ‘How to do it’ sessions and forums. We look forward to continuing to support and work alongside Eileen, Grainne and their teams in the future.”

Eileen Patterson, Director of Communities, Radius remarked, “We are delighted to become a member of Empowering Communities. At Radius we are committed to real and meaningful tenant engagement and we understand that to achieve this we need to work in partnership with our tenants and the independent organisations that can support them. We are really looking forward to the Forums that Empowering Communities will be able to facilitate and which will enable us all to share best practice and develop new ways of engaging with our tenants.”