BHP search for future community leaders through resident academy

04/03/2016

Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) is looking for future community leaders among the borough's council tenants and leaseholders through the 'BHP Academy' project.

The Academy gives local people training and confidence in taking on leadership roles such as Board Membership and help them to make a difference in their communities.

Thirty residents signed up to the Academy when it was first launched last year and many of these are still active members; four were elected to the BHP Board of Management in September 2015. Those who taken part have been offered an opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training and development programme which they helped create. It has also equipped residents to be effective at Board level, and to organise and participate in their communities, building on their skills, experience and interests.

Joanne Drew, Chair of the BHP Board said: "We have been really pleased with the success of the BHP Academy which has resulted in the election of four dynamic and passionate resident Board Members. We want to thank all the residents who committed their time to be part of the Academy last year and for their valuable input into BHP service delivery. We are looking for new members from this month (March) and we are committed to support the next generation of tenant and leaseholder Board Members to be able to play an active role in the leadership of BHP."