14 April 2016
Fold tenants and residents from across Northern Ireland got together in March 2016 a the Associations’ Annual Tenant Forums which were held in Armagh, Coleraine and Templepatrick. Over 500 tenants and residents gathered with Fold staff for the Wellbeing themed event which also included presentation of the annual scheme awards. Participants heard guest speakers from Fold’s Corporate Charity, the Alzheimer’s Society and enjoyed entertainment provided by comedy actress, Patricia Gormely.
Addressing the packed audience at the Forum, Fold's Chief Executive John McLean spoke about future developments at Fold, “We are pleased that the installation of PV solar panels in 90 sheltered and supported housing schemes, where renewable generation is proven to be viable, is well under way. This means that all tenants will benefit from the pooled savings on energy costs as we seek to reduce fuel poverty and Fold’s carbon footprint.
He added, “We are delighted with the very positive tenant view on our rent being good value and with the continued support for our Tenant Engagement Programme. Tenant panels are providing valuable feedback which is having a real and positive impact how we can enhance our service offering.
He congratulated all the tenants, coordinators and staff involved in the annual scheme awards, which recognised the work, activity, fundraising and good practice taking place in Fold Schemes every day.
The annual forum and scheme awards event concluded with lunch and a chance to relax and have a good chat and catch up with Fold residents and staff from across Northern Ireland.
Have a look at our short film of highlights from the Templepatrick Forum held on Friday 11 March 2016.