Kai Jackson, a Tpas Associate and involved tenant, has launched her research project aimed at promoting tenant diversity and inclusion within the sector. The project, sponsored by Tpas and bolstered by academic support from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), seeks to enhance the participation of tenants from ethnic minority backgrounds in landlords’ influencing structures for a more representative and diverse community.
Kai Jackson, with an impressive track record in tenant engagement and advocacy, brings a wealth of experience and passion to this initiative. The research project, titled ‘Diverse Voices: Transforming Tenant Influence in Social Housing’, is ready to explore innovative ways to improve the involvement and influence of tenants from ethnic minority backgrounds in the decision-making processes of social housing providers.
The primary goal of the study is to bridge existing gaps and create more equitable opportunities for ethnic minority tenants to actively participate in shaping the policies and practices that directly impact their communities. By examining current structures and identifying barriers to engagement, Kai Jackson aims to propose actionable solutions that foster a more inclusive and representative social housing sector.
Tpas, the leading tenant engagement organization, is proud to support Kai Jackson in this vital undertaking. The organisation recognises the importance of diverse voices in creating policies that truly address the needs and aspirations of all community members. The academic support provided by CaCHE ensures that the research is grounded in rigorous analysis and contributes to the broader understanding of diversity and inclusion within the social housing sector.
Kai Jackson invites both social housing tenants from ethnic minority backgrounds and all social housing sector staff to actively participate in this important research. Their insights and experiences will play a crucial role in shaping the recommendations from the study, influencing positive change within the sector.
“By observation, there was a noticeable lack of representation from the people from ethnic minority backgrounds, and the few black and brown tenants I spoke to all stated they were fed up with the poor services provided by their landlord and wanted to make their voices heard but seemed to find it difficult getting organised with their landlord to make impactful changes,” said Kai Jackson, expressing the core vision of the research project.
Read Kai’s blog here: Have a seat at the table – https://www.tpas.org.uk/blog/have-a-seat-at-the-table
The research project is now open for participation, and interested individuals can get involved by following this link: https://www.tpas.org.uk/diverse-voices-transforming-tenant-influence-in-social-housing
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