TRAINING & CONSULTANCY
LTF provides funding for the development, support and training of Lewisham council tenants’ groups to further the tenants’ movement.
Established in 1993 and managed by a management committee made up of Lewisham council tenants, Lewisham Tenants Fund (LTF) is committed to funding tenants being involved in how they manage their homes.
Tenants and Residents Association Training
LTF provides funding for local Tenants and Residents Associations (TRAs) to undertake a range of training and receive support. From committee skills training such as Chairing, Secretary and Treasurer Skills, to personal development courses for individual committee members wanting to work more effectively within the community.
LTF funding enables Lewisham Homes (LH) and Regenter Brockley (RB3) to provide training and development opportunities aimed at their residents. Residents can take part in a range of short courses designed to improve their skills in areas such as computing, negotiating, budgeting skills etc.
LTF also funds specific training courses for residents interested in assisting Lewisham Homes and Regenter Brockley in developing better housing policies and procedures. These are courses run by the Tenant Participatory Advisory Services (TPAS) and are designed to help drive improvements for tenants and communities. It is also a great opportunity for tenants to network and learn in different ways.
LTF acknowledges that from time to time there is a need for bespoke training and support required for TRAs. They need that extra support to help committee officers to gain a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities. This includes how they can engage more effectively with their residents and challenge their landlord regarding decisions made about their homes. For this purpose, over the
coming months, LTF has commissioned a training and development consultant to provide 1-2-1 support to TRAs.
Resident Scrutiny Committee
LTF grants also supports the many ways tenants can be involved in how their housing services are managed. We have funded Lewisham Homes’ Resident Scrutiny Committee and have seen how their residents can be influential, playing a vital role in changing policies, practices and the environment.
For further information about courses run by TPAS check out:
If you are interested in courses by TPAS, training for TRAs or consultancy please contact:
Tel: 0208 314 1006
For training and development courses provided by Lewisham Homes go to:
For training and development course opportunities by Regenter Brockley email: