TAG Corner – Winter tenant newsletter

June 19, 2020

Written by Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) member, John Murray.

The Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) is a forum for Link Housing tenants to give their feedback on Link Housing’s service, raise issues and suggest ideas that will help to improve how Link Housing is run. See how to join below.

The containment measures for COVID-19 have had a huge impact on TAG and on Link Housing’s Community Engagement programs. But Link Housing staff have responded magnificently keeping in touch with pandemic high-risk oldies like me by phone, email and many other newly launched online initiatives. They even entered my photographs of the Street Libraries I am making for them in their online Photo Competition.

Street Libraries has been a good project to work on during lockdown and I am confident I will get the five Libraries finished and ready for installation before the restrictions are lifted. I finished painting the four boxes today. One library was completed last year.

Like everyone, I imagine, I am missing direct face to face contact. Visual online is good, but definitely second best. TAG meetings are a case in point. I miss the real connection with fellow tenants who share my passion for the need for good and plentiful social housing.

If you have worries or are just feeling socially isolated and need someone to talk to give Link Housing a ring on 9412 5111 and tell them how you are feeling. Their Client Services team will put you through to your Housing Manager or one of the Community Programs staff or get them to ring you back. Also, if you have ideas about how Link Housing can help us improve our homes and community come along to the next TAG meeting and share them with us.

I am Link’s TAG representative on the Tenant Network, a group of tenant representatives of all the Community Housing Providers across NSW, sponsored by The NSW Community Housing Industry Association. It champions the needs of tenants State-wide. You can get involved in
that too if you wish. For information about the Tenant Network or the next
TAG meeting at 10.30am to Midday on Tuesday 4th August 2020, call Natasha on 9412 5111 or email TAG@linkhousing.org.au