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Wider Role - Our Work in the Communities

Wider Role - Activity with the aim of improving economic, social and enviromental circumstances of communities Thenew believes that by working at the heart of the local community we can help make a positive difference to the quality of our tenants’ lives and the communities in which we operate. We recently completed a review of our wider role activities. The tenants and committee members who took part in that review thought it would be of interest to you if we shared that information with you all. This insert in our regular newsletter will hopefully explain: •

what wider role is & how we deliver it

why we do it

what benefit it brings for us all

In 2005 we set up a formal Wider Role Sub Committee which oversees and supervises our wider role activities. Tenants from Castlemilk, Bridgeton, Cranhill and Calton are members of that sub committee and we also consulted all the local tenants groups and area association groups with whom we work before we finalise the strategy. Our Wider Role Strategy was agreed by our Management Committee in December 2007, and reviewed again in 2009.

Trainning and Coaching

Strengthening Community Groups and Organisations

Publicise and Inform



Cranhill Community Capacity Building


Wider Role Activities Publicity and Information

Newsletter Articles Leaflets

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Partnership and Collaboration work with:

Partnership and Collaboration

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Culture and Sport Glasgow Glasgow East Regeneration Agency John Wheatley College Glasgow Community Planning Partnership Bridgeton Community Learning Campus Blackhill - Tots & Teens Cranhill Community Project FARE PEEK Urban Fox

Unemployment/Employability •

10 Apprenticeship with the Contractors JB Bennett/Carillion

12 Modern Apprenticeships in Housing (2 still with Thenew) Financial Inclusion

Develop Community Inititives

Financial Inclusion Officer 2 New Financial Inclusion Assistants

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Staff Community Regeneration Manager Financial Inclusion Officer Financial Inclusion Assistants (2)

Finance (Over the Past 5 Years) • •

Over £100,000 from the Association Over £550,000 from other agencies/ funders


Examples of our Involvement They range from simple things like organising day trips for older tenants to employing youth workers. Here are some of the activities we have supported. Bridgeton:

Joint funder and ongoing Board Member of the Bridgeton Community Learning Campus


A summer activities programme which allow; the groups to go on develop after school clubs


Three year funding for a youth work project with Urban Fox


8 apprenticeships


Our successful Silver Surfers Project. Intergenerational history project with Friends of the Weavers


Involvement in training for people who want careers in housing involving both Glasgow East Regeneration Agency and Castlemilk Economic Development Agency

Our very successful Financial Inclusion Service which has recently been expanded has resulted in ÂŁ200,000 of additional beneďŹ ts and income to a number of tenants.

Inter-Agency Work We are a founder member of the East End Housing Association Regeneration Forum and are pleased to be working with Milnbank, Parkhead, Tollcross and Shettleston Housing Associations. One of our priorities over the next year will be to develop work and training opportunities for local people.

Further Information If you or your group want to know more about wider role activities and have some ideas you want to explore contact Margaret Prior, our Community Regeneration Manager direct on 0141 550 5940 or email

Wider Role Insert  

A Quick update on Wider Role

Wider Role Insert  

A Quick update on Wider Role