The Tenant Participation Team hosted the first Tenants' Conference this year. The event took place at City Hall with nearly a hundred attendees. Exhibitors such as Credit Union, Ian Williams, Cardiff Council Hubs, Telecare & CCTV, Waste Management and South Wales Police attended with information stalls.
A welcome address was given by Councillor Elsmore, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Wellbeing and the day was chaired by Jane Thomas, Assistant Director of Housing. Mark Street a Community Champion gave an informative talk on ways that tenants can get involved and work together to grow their communities.
Tenants also had the chance to attend 4 different workshops
1. Money, money, money - Making it work for you
2. Maintaining and Investing in Your Homes
3. Making Your Voice Heard
4. Cooking on a Budget
Each workshop provided tenants information on the given workshop and tenants were encouraged to ask questions and find out more about what the Council does and as well as future projects.
A short presentation on the Housing Partnership Programme provided tenants information on what the Council were doing to build homes for the future and Tenants had the opportunity to ask questions.
The conference also celebrated the winners of the Blooming Marvellous gardening competition.
The day was rounded off with a raffle for all the attendees. Five prizes were up for grabs, ranging from supermarket vouchers to hampers.
If you are interested in attending future events, or would like further informing on anything that was discussed at the conference, please contact the tenant participation team.
COMMENTS FROM TENANTS
Georgina Sammut - Look forward to using resources currently available in the TRC.
Nico Tuscani - Fantastic, really glad I came. The people who didn't come have really missed out.
Christine Herbert-Mosavie - I'm interested in courses and getting involved.
Juliet Roberts - it's been really interesting and I've learned a lot, especially as a new tenant.
Mr K Sawmy - very informative and useful, I have decided to become a HUB volunteer
Thank you to Tenant Participation, you have been really helpful.
Really enjoyed the conference.
Very informative, glad I came got me out of flat where I'm on my own.
Gertrude Johnston - enjoyed and very informative. Gained a lot of knowledge about what was planned for the future in Cardiff. Look forward to attending future events
Ernest Davies - Thank you again for such a lovely conference. It was very enjoyable and very well presented.