Through their involvement at these levels residents gain a wider knowledge and understanding that benefits their involvement with the Council. Support is provided for residents with their involvement with the following groups:
Nottinghamshire Network is a group of officers who meet to share experiences of scrutiny and their approach to involvement. They organise joint training for residents involved with scrutiny. The Resident Involvement Co-ordinator sits on the Network and enables residents to access training.
East Midlands Tenant Participation Forum (emtpf) hold three regional seminars each year providing key information and workshops on a wide range of community and policy issues. The Resident Involvement Co-ordinator is an elected emtpf committee member and involved residents are encouraged to put their name forward for election.
Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) is a national group consisting of Councils who have retained their housing stock. They hold an annual tenants' and residents' conference with speakers and workshops on housing related themes. The Director of Housing, Leisure and Property Services sits on the board and involve residents are encouraged to put their names forward for election onto the ARCH Tenants' Group.