Residents will take charge of Thames Valley Housing’s newly launched Community Investment Programme, and decide how their communities should benefit from it.
The Community Investment Advisory Group will monitor and review all aspects of the 3-year project. This includes working with local youth services, developing a Young People’s Forum, improving access to services for local residents, providing training and managing TVH’s Community Chest, which funds community initiatives.
Of the 6 residents that make up the group, one is from Hounslow, one is from Reading and one is from Rushmoor – the three areas the Programme will focus on. Each area will receive £50,000 of investment.
Paul Augarde, TVH Community Investment Manager, said, “The group will help ensure that we are delivering what residents really want, where they want it and at the time they want it. It truly represents residents taking hold of the reins of a core element of the business.”
“Supporting our communities in this way, isn’t just the right thing to do, it makes sound business sense. Well targeted community investment improves people’s quality of life, develops confident communities and creates an invaluable sense of belonging.”
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If you would like any more information about the Community Investment Strategy or Thames Valley Housing, please contact Rosalind Grozier, Communications Officer, on 020 8607 3878, or email her.
Image: Shows a resident member of the Community Investment Advisory Group with Paul Augarde, Community Investment Manager, TVH.
Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, South West London and houses a wide range of people who have many different needs. Founded in 1966, the association owns, manages and administers loans for over 13,000 properties in London, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex, and has 2035 properties under construction. Thames Valley Housing provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, market rent, student and key worker accommodation, working with eight NHS Trusts.