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					What is the Federation?                     What are the aims of the NLF?            How does the Federation operate?

                                            The Federation has seven key aims:       NLF is managed by an Executive
                                            1.    To have more tenants and           Committee (EC). There are 12 people
                                                  residents organisations            on the EC who are democratically
                                                  in North Lanarkshire with the
                                                                                     elected once a year by member
                                                  support and resources that they
                                                  require to operate effectively.    organisations operating throughout
  North Lanarkshire Federation of           2.    To assist tenant and resident      North Lanarkshire. The committee is
  Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations            associations work togetherand      made up of Chairperson, Vice
  (NLF) was established in September              help each other                    Chairperson, Secretary, Assistant or
  2006. We represent tenants’ &             3.    To make sure that every resident
                                                                                     minute Secretary, Treasurer and 7
  residents’ organisations throughout             in North Lanarkshire receives
                                                  excellent housing & related        general committee members. The EC
  North Lanarkshire on key issues
                                                  services through working in        hold regular meetings to take forward
  effecting them. We work in partnership
  with North Lanarkshire Council and              partnership and upholding          the workload.
  Registered Social Landlords to                  the rights of people.
                                            4.    To develop tenant participation    In addition to EC meetings, the
  develop tenant participation. The key
                                                  as a representative social         Federation is entirely dedicated to
  belief in tenant participation is that
                                                  movement of all people             listening to key issues and comments
  the ideas, actions and beliefs of local
                                            5.    To make sure the opinions of       of its members. Every year the
  communities are vital to decision
                                                  local communities are an           Federation will hold at least 3 General
  making processes and should be
                                                  integral part of decision making   Meetings and an Annual General
  central to assist developing housing &
                                                  processes, particularly within     Meeting. These meetings are open to
  related services. NLF is the umbrella
                                                  regeneration, housing and          any member and are vital to decide
  organisation that aims to strengthen
                                                  environmental matters.             future workloads, and guide and
  and unify the voice of local
                                            6.    To ensure residents receive the    support the EC.
  resident groups.
                                                  information they need
                                            7.    To secure a meaningful tenant      The Federation may also seek the
                                                  participation budget               opinions of its members outwith
                                                                                     general meetings. It will do this as and
                                                                                     when required by the EC and can be
                                                                                     done through a range of ways that
                                                                                     might include structured consultation,
                                                                                     public events, attending member
                                                                                     group meetings, networking with
                                                                                     members, or a different method
                                                                                     decided to be the more effective.
Becoming involved                          Benefits of being involved

The Federation wants you to become         As an Individual member you will get
involved. If you get involved, you are     the following benefits:
bringing a range of ideas, beliefs and
knowledge about your community.                 Invitations to come to at least
This is vital to improving our                   four General Meetings a year,
communities and homes. It is people             Be included on any relevant
like you, with an interest in getting            correspondence
better services and not letting our             Be included on any consultation
neighbourhoods become run down                          that we conduct
that make up the Federation. It is              Assistance to set up and
people like you that we need.                    develop a resident organisation
                                                 in your neighbourhood if you
If you do not have a resident                    want
organisation in your area then you              Opportunities may also arise to
can join NLF as an individual. We can            become involved in NLF working
also assist you to set up a local                groups or to become an NLF
resident organisation in your area and           delegate (as and when
this gives you a chance to improve               authorised by the EC).
your neighbourhood. Do not just throw
this leaflet away but call 01236 435 844   As a Tenants’ and Residents’
for an informal chat and a                 Association, becoming a member with
membership pack.                           NLF will get your organisation the
                                           following benefits:
Membership is available to any
resident organisation in North                  All of the above plus….
Lanarkshire. All membership is free so          Voting rights at General and


                                                                                   Who we are
what can you lose by contacting us?              Annual General Meetings
                                                Rights to nominate and stand
                                                 for election onto the NLF
            Contact Us:
For more info call 01236 435 844
 NLF, Unit 66, Fountain Business
                                           

                                           
                                                 Executive Committee
                                                 Support, Advice and guidance
                                                 for your residents’ group
                                                 Opportunities to meet and
                                                                                   What we do
  Park,Ellis Street, Coatbridge,                 network with other resident
              ML5 3AA                            organisations.

				
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