Our Tenant Particpation Officer to co-chair NETRALT

NETRALT (North East Tenants, Residents and Landlords Together) has appointed our Tenant Participation officer Catherine Coutts and Katie Taylor, Participation Lead at Grampian Housing Association as new co-chairs.

Celebrating its milestone 10th anniversary this year, NETRALT is a nationally known award-winning group of tenants, residents and landlords at the forefront of best practice in tenant participation in Scotland.  The group is a community for sharing experiences and resources to enhance participation and engagement for its members as well as the wider community.

Catherine said:- “NETRALT’s tenant and resident members are its biggest asset.  Working with them is a privilege and leads to creative and meaningful engagement in housing across the North East.”

Katie paid tribute to outgoing chair Carol Hannaford, who has been at the helm since 2011:- “Carol is a tenant participation pioneer whose reputation precedes her. I am thrilled that she endorsed us to follow in her footsteps.”

NETRALT’s popular housing cafes providing information and advice on social housing and community issues have been replicated by many other organisations.  They are an opportunity for tenants and landlords alike to engage with each other and ultimately influence decisions relating to their homes and communities.

Members include Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Blackwood, Castlehill Housing Association, Hillcrest Homes, Grampian Housing Association, Langstane Housing Association and Moray Council.