Over the last few weeks Catalyst undertook consultation with residents who regularly attend the Residents’ Steering Group meeting to determine the future of the Independent Tenant Advisory Service as the contract with TPAS is now coming to an end. Two meetings with residents were held. A meeting on Tuesday 26 June was organised to discuss proposals for taking the service forward and a further meeting with the Residents’ Steering Group meeting was held on Thursday 28 June to give those who could not attend the meeting the opportunity to have their say. The majority of residents who attended these meetings said they were unhappy with the service and voted for Catalyst to retender the contract.
Over the next few weeks we will be working with a group of residents who have volunteered to be involved in the tendering process. They will play an important role in reviewing the tender document and the recruitment process in support of the next organisation to provide the ITA Service.
Tenders will be invited, with the view of getting an ITA in place by the end of September 2012. We will keep you updated on progress in future editions of Here & Now. Also keep an eye on the notice board in communal areas for updates.
If you need any further information, please contact Patricia Poorman on 020 8964 6433, alternatively you can also contact Sue Hannah on 020 8964 6448.