Staff from Rural Housing Association completed a two-day OCN Level 2 accreditation in Tenant Participation & Community Development. Twelve members of staff immersed themselves in the training which sought to raise awareness of the role that every employee has in promoting and encouraging participation.

In addition, and with guidance from Supporting Communities, staff looked at the potential to update their Tenant Participation Strategy and Menu of Involvement in line with the Department's new Tenant Participation Strategy NI 2015-2020. 

One member of staff commented, "This training was interesting, informative and interactive and the tutors were very engaging.”

Rural Housing Association told us the training was just what they needed:  

"We found the training sessions received from Supporting Communities ticked all the boxes and has helped staff understand the practices of Tenant Participation and Community Development while enabling them to have a greater grasp on how they can become more effective in practicing tenant participation in their everyday to day roles. Our two trainers, Stephanie and Sheenagh, created an excellent and informative programme that suited our needs perfectly”.