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The Department for Social Development, through its Social Housing Reform Programme (SHRP), has published a consultation paper entitled ‘A Tenant Participation Strategy for Northern Ireland: 2015 – 2020’.

This strategy explores how social landlords and tenants can work together to improve services and also considers what further initiatives could be introduced to expand the rights of tenants through tenant empowerment.  The document is developed in line with the Department’s vision of ‘Helping people change their lives for the better’.

The consultation:

examines how tenants can become more involved and can participate in shaping and reviewing the services they receive;
considers how landlords should develop a range of methods to promote, encourage and support tenants to participate meaningfully at all levels; and
explores the role the Department for Social Development can have to support tenant participation and empowerment.

Public Events

It is planned to hold a series of public consultation events at the venues detailed below. An invitation and details of these events is provided in the links to the consultation document in the next section.  You can keep up-to-date with details of the events on our website.

Belfast Central Mission, Grosvenor House, Belfast - 23rd February 2015 at 10.30am;
City Hotel, Londonderry - 3rd March 2015 at 10.30am; and
Craigavon Civic Centre - 10th March 2015 at 10.30am.

Have Your Say

We would urge everyone to give their views and play a part in this consultation, please click on the links below to access the information:

A Tenant Participation Strategy for Northern Ireland: 2015 – 2020 (PDF 445KB)
Consultation response external link

Public Consultation Events external link
Impact Assessment screening reports (PDF 182KB)

We have created an Easy Read version of the strategy

Complete and submit your responses online here (PDF 1.69MB)

Download a version suitable for printing here (PDF 39.5MB)

Timeline for Responses

The consultation period runs from 15th January 2015 to the 8th April 2015. Responses should reach the Department by 5pm on Wednesday 8th April 2015.

If you would like additional copies of this document, or if you require a copy in an alternative format, please outline your requirements by contacting us at the address below.

Tenant Participation Consultation
Policy Project
DSD Social Housing Reform Programme
Ground Floor Lighthouse Building
Gasworks Business Park
Belfast BT2 7JB

Tel: 02890 829012