Preston housing association tenants to be given ‘greater control’

Posted on - 13th January, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston News
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Preston’s largest social housing association says it’s giving its customers greater control over how their homes are managed and what services they receive.


Community Gateway (CGA) is rolling out a new Community Empowerment Strategy following consultations with over 600 of its customers.

The initiative is designed to give tenants the opportunity to influence important matters related to their home and community.

CGA will be hosting events around Preston throughout January to highlight the ways its customers can get involved.

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Sian Coulton, community engagement manager at CGA, said: “We want every single one of our customers to feel empowered, to know that they are being listened to and are positively contributing to their local communities.

“We are very flexible and can work around schedules so that everyone can get involved as much or as little as they can.

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“We are also currently updating our digital channels to enable as many of our customers as possible to have a say in the services they receive in a way which suits them.” 

The events in January will give customers the opportunity to meet their local CGA team and learn more about getting involved. All events will include free refreshments and fun family activities. 

Events are taking place as follows:

  • Saturday 18 January, 10am-2pm at Sion Park Community Hub
  • Monday 20 January, 11am-3pm at Moor Nook Central
  • Thursday 23 January, 3pm-6.30pm at INTACT Centre
  • Saturday 25 January, 10am-2pm at Farrington Park Community Centre
  • Tuesday 28 January, 5pm-9pm at St Gregory’s Primary School
  • Thursday 30 January, 1.30pm-4.30pm at Oaktree Court

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Are you a CGA customer? Will you be getting involved? Let us know in the comments.

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