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At Make it Happen, we’ve had a hectic but very productive 2013 – 2014 so far and have just passed the first anniversary the DCLG funded project called Tenant Central led by TPAS in which Make it Happen is an official partner. We’ve developed numerous interactive resources, e-learning courses and the Tenant Central web site.
Look out for upcoming posts highlighting the work we have done so far for Tenant Central!
We are now in the final stages of developing a new e-learning course for the Tenants Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) called ‘Involving Everyone’. The course launches on 14th Feb 2011. Part of the course involves looking at the new Equality Act and how this effects Voluntary and Community Sector organisations. Check out the links below for information about the Act and the video from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
There’s a wide range of information on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website including videos. pdf downloads and an Equality Act Starter Kit. You can download the starter kit in sections and use it to see what your organisation might need to consider for the future in relation to the Act. There are also some excellent publications produced by the Government Equalities Office that you can download for free. Click on the ones under the heading ‘Voluntary and Community Organisations’. ACAS also have some excellent publications and information.
This Summer, as part of our three-year e-learning project for TPAS (the national Tenant Participation Advisory Service) Make It Happen trained online a number of TPAS E-learning Ambassadors – @mbassadors for short. Their role, amongst other things, is to advocate for the TPAS e-learning programme and to provide peer advice and guidance for other e-learners.
It’s great to see Leeds Federated HA, who take pride in being a ‘people’ organisation, highlighting the important role that e-learning @mbassadors can play:
Leeds Federated is proud to announce that Sue Howlett an involved tenant has taken on the role of E-Learning Ambassador for TPAS to promote Easy-Learning online.
Sue is part of a team of trained E-Learning Ambassadors who will continue to work with TPAS to explore new technologies and develop innovative new courses, content and ideas for the E-Learning programme.
Congratulations to Sue, her hard work and commitment has led her to take on opportunities at the cutting edge of tenant involvement.
Read the full article here: Putting Tenants at the Heart of TPAS E-Learning Programme
Last month Make It Happen set up the TPAS eNetwork, a new social network for members of the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) to extend and compliment the e-learning project we are developing with them. We introduced the social network at the recent TPAS National Conference 2010 where we delivered two workshops to discuss how social networking on the internet can help empower communities. The slogan for the conference was:
A new dawn in tenant empowerment!
And we wanted to find out:
How can TPAS eNetwork help empower tenants and residents?
We asked members how they might want to use TPAS eNetwork and what features they’d like to see. Here are some of the ideas that came up: Continue reading A new dawn in tenant social networking
It’s that time of year again!
Last year the crew from Make it Happen attended our first TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) conference and it was great. This year it’s even more exciting for us as it involves the launch of the Community Empowerment Fund supported national e-learning project and Make it Happen is the major partner. We are delivering a couple of interactive workshops and networking like mad (dancing too!). Also in attendance (amongst the other 700 delegates) are the recently trained TPAS ‘e-learning @mbassadors’. The e@m’s will participate in our workshop and will be generally promoting all aspects of e-learning to their fellow delegates. There are plenty of other exciting things to do at the conference such as bingo and … oh, yes – dancing!
Make it Happen is pleased to be working in partnership with Volunteering England and JLJ Associates to develop multi-media e-learning resources and activities for the The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. The new e-learning course is designed for new staff and people who manage volunteers at Guide Dogs, and will be launched in mid Sept 2010.