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Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in your community and with us. We would love to speak to you about what might suit you best.

If you would like more information or to speak with our Community Investment Team about the opportunities just complete the form below and we will get in touch.

Pupils from Robinswood School making a wicker sheep
GCH staff and residents at the Westgate Community Event
Dancing at Independent Living Coffee Morning
Tenants at TPAS

Gloucester City Homes is managed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for setting the strategies of the organisation and overseeing the running of the company. There are two tenants on the Board, who alongside, Council nominees and independent members, bring a wide range of skills and experience to the organisation, ensuring that GCH delivers its strategic objectives and places tenants at the heart of the organisation.

Vacancies will be posted on this page however you can express an interest to us if this is something you may be interested in.

Tenant Panel provides strong links between GCH Board, staff and tenants. The group meet monthly and co-ordinates Challenge and Change reviews, consults with tenants at events, reviews complaints and challenges performance as well as developing and

Sometimes referred to as Scrutiny reviews, Challenge and Change reviews are focused, time bound, working groups. They come together as and when required and are made up of 2 or 3 members of the Tenant Panel and individual tenants and residents who have expressed an interest or ‘passion’ in a particular service area or issue. We encourage a wide range of tenants to get involved.

If there is a subject you are particularly interested in please get in touch.

For more information and to see what Tenant Panel have been working on click here on this link.

Sometimes referred to as Scrutiny reviews, Challenge and Change reviews are focused, time bound, working groups. They come together as and when required and are made up of 2 or 3 members of the Tenant Panel and individual tenants and residents who have expressed an interest or ‘passion’ in a particular service area or issue. We encourage a wide range of tenants to get involved.

If there is a subject you are particularly interested in please get in touch.

We have a long history of supporting Tenant and Resident groups which meet to discuss local issues and identify ways to improve their local community. Dedicated and hard-working tenant and resident volunteers run the groups, which are open to everyone living in the area. Whatever your local group focuses on, it is a fantastic way for tenants to have a collective voice, arrange social events and build a great community spirit. There are currently tenants and residents groups in Matson & Robinswood, Tredworth, White City and Westgate.

We provide access to funding and support to set up and help sustain such groups so please get in touch if you would like to set up a new group.

To contact residents group you can email:

Westgate Tenants Consultative Commitee – westgatetcc@gmail.com

White City Residents Group – theventure.whitecity@yahoo.co.uk

Tredworth Residents Group – tony.ward181@live.co.uk

Matson & Robinswood Residents Group – matsonresidentsassociation@yahoo.com

We undertake quarterly Estate Inspections. Look out for information here.

We welcome tenants and residents to join and help us to identify issues in your communities. This feedback helps to shape potential Environmental Improvement projects such as redesigning bin stores and recycling areas.

We are currently developing our digital by choice offer, working directly with tenants who already use online services and are willing to help us develop this area. As well as helping to improve digital services for all tenants this involvement can help you to develop new skills.

We are always looking for tenants who are willing to help provide feedback on both our written and online communications to ensure they are tenant friendly, up to date and appropriate.

We are a community focused organisation and we use opportunities to engage with tenants and residents directly in their own neighbourhoods at least once a year. We host our own events and also support community organised events. These provide an opportunity for us to talk to our tenants about their priorities, issues that they want us to address and future aspirations. Feedback from these events is fed into the Neighbourhood Priorities and Community Investment Plans for each area.

We support a number of different events and you can see all events please click on this link.

The Junior Warden Scheme is aimed at encouraging children in the last year of Primary school. Getting them more involved in their community and take pride in the environment in which they live. They are encouraged to show respect for themselves, their community and their environment. By being part of the scheme they become community ambassadors. Encouraging friends and families to take care of the community they live in. Currently the program lasts ten weeks and is run across 6 schools.

Shine Employment & Training Support is a GCH service for tenants and residents. Where they can get help and support to identify and work towards their employment and career goals. GCH is committed to supporting tenants to achieve their potential and take advantage of employment opportunities. Find out more information by clicking on this link.

Each year we ring-fence a sum of money to support specific projects and events linked to supporting our tenants. The fund is aimed at supporting the work of

  • Tenant and Resident groups,
  • Local charities
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Organisations who operate in our areas to develop projects and activities that deliver outcomes to benefit GCH tenants and the communities where they live.

Our priorities for investing in the community are;

  • Developing Financial Inclusion
  • Providing opportunities to access employment and develop relevant skills
  • Supporting access to training and apprenticeships
  • Promoting health and well-being
  • Encouraging and supporting digital inclusion.

Since 2016 we have invested over £150K in our tenants communities through this approach. You can apply for funding by clicking this link.

We are always looking for new ways to work with tenants and our communities so get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions.

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