4th October, 2022
On Thursday 14th July, seven summer events took place nationwide to release the new Tuath Tenant Engagement Strategy 2022 – 2025 called ‘Your Voice, Your Home, Your Community’. The events were held in six counties: Dublin, Louth, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Cork City, with activities for residents ranging from face painting, soccer and art to digital skills classes and music.
As the strategy details the seven pillars supporting the plan for how Tuath will involve residents in the delivery, and continuous improvement of services in the next four years, every event was centred around one of those pillars — Involve, Enable, Communicate, Build, Integrate, Embed and Empower.
The official launch of the Tenant Engagement Strategy was held in Bishop’s Avenue, Co. Cork, with a special guest, former veteran RTE GAA analyst and Cork hurling legend Tomás Mulcahy. Residents enjoyed sports with Cork Women’s Football Club, face painting, ice cream, music and much more! With the EMBED pillar, Tuath will embed a culture of tenant engagement to involve residents in the housing services’ planning, delivery, decision-making and review processes.
INVOLVE stands for Tuath residents being aware of and understanding tenant engagement from the beginning of their tenancy so they know how they can get involved. We held a launch in Woodside, Enniskerry, Co. Dublin to celebrate this first pillar. Residents enjoyed ice cream, and a mobile pet farm visited the estate.
The ENABLE pillar means that all tenants will have a chance to influence how Tuath Housing provides services and makes decisions to provide increased housing services, standards and living conditions. Residents of Knightsbridge Retirement Village enjoyed afternoon tea. They took part in a Hi Digital presentation with ALONE to celebrate the launch and the pillar Enable.
A fun-filled community day was held in The Orchard, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to celebrate the COMMUNICATE pillar. A bike safety workshop, face painting, ice cream and fun games were organised for children. Tuath will ensure effective, timely and relevant communications between residents and Tuath as their housing services provider.
Residents in fFrench Mullen, Dublin, came together to celebrate Build with a Lego workshop, the creation of a colourful wall mural and a graffiti artist workshop. Children came together and created art for the scheme while enjoying pizza and ice cream as the sun shone! For Tuath, BUILD stands for ensuring safe physical surroundings to make sure that residents feel connected to their communities and local support.
Over 80 local children and their parents participated in a football blitz in Oriel Park stadium, Dundalk, Co. Louth, to celebrate the pillar. There were also three-legged races, egg and spoon races, dodge ball and penalty shootouts. The day’s highlight for Dundalk FC supporters, young and old, was a meet and greet with members of the squad and management team. With the INTEGRATE pillar, Tuath will support the development of cohesive, integrated communities by ensuring that staff have the knowledge and skills to help sustain vibrant, multicultural communities.
Residents enjoyed an afternoon of connecting over tea and refreshments and looking at recent artwork created by residents. With the EMPOWER pillar, Tuath will provide residents with relevant support, training, and development opportunities to develop the confidence and skills they need to get involved.
We would like to thank everyone who supported and attended all of the events for the launch of the Tuath Tenant Engagement Strategy 2022 – 2025.
You can view the full engagement strategy here https://tuathhousing.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Tuath-Tenant-Engagement-Strategy-22-25.pdf