Sunday 24 Sep 2017
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Services

New Mill Consultants can create a programme tailored to the needs of an organisation or group of residents. This includes:

  • Tours
  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • One-to-One advice and guidance
  • Conferences
  • Peer Support

The services have been designed by professionals and experienced residents with some professional and voluntary help.

 

 

 

1. Governance

 

1. Governance

 

What can New Mill offer?

New Mill Consultants offer a bespoke range of consultancy support to staff that interact with residents involved in governance and the residents directly.  This support ranges from:

  1. Skills criteria for selecting resident directors
  2. Time management for residents involved in governance 
  3. Working relationships between residents and staff 
  4. The role of a resident director. 
  5. Resident governance frameworks
  6. Training and ongoing mentoring for resident directors. 

 

Why New Mill? 

New Mill is uniquely led by a resident from east London who has represented residents’ at a local and national level and dedicated most of her life to improve living conditions in historically deprived or neglected areas.  Our staff have gained the necessary knowledge and experience of training residents from working with an award winning housing and community organisation. 

We have a deep understanding of the tensions and problems from both the resident and the officers’ perspective , and have developed effective ways to get everyone working together to realise the potential of successful resident leadership. 

2. Resident Empowerment

2. Resident Empowerment

 

What can New Mill offer?

New Mill Consultants offer a bespoke range of training programme for both staff and residents, designed around your organisation and the people you are working with. The programme could include any or all of the following:

  1. Making sure you have grass root resident empowerment
  2. Developing a resident empowerment ethos throughout your organisation.
  3. Developing a working relationship between your officers and residents.
  4. Developing a framework of resident empowerment that works for you.
  5. Developing residents skills and confidence in working with your organisation

Why New Mill?

New Mill is uniquely led by a resident from east London who has represented residents’ at a local and national level and dedicated most of her life to improve living conditions in historically deprived or neglected areas. Our staff have gained the necessary knowledge and experience of training residents from working with an award winning housing and community organisation.

We have experience of resident empowerment at board level as well as developing an established grass roots framework that has proven to be successful. We believe that this can benefit you if you want resident empowerment to be the success your residents deserve.

3. Neighbourhood Renewal

 

3. Neighbourhood Renewal

  1. Share experience from the development of Neighbourhood Management model
  2. Helping to get hold of the vital statistics
  3. Formulating a neighbourhood management/development plan
  4. Empowering the community to make it work
  5. Developing community based neighbourhood management structures
  6. Sharing information on Local Strategic Partnerships and how do residents get into and work with them

 

4. Levering in Money

 

4. Levering in money

  1. Working with statutory funders
  2. Applying for and working with Innovation and Good practice grants
  3. Funding bids to charitable foundations
  4. Fundraising in the community
  5. Working with the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund
  6. Bidding for work

 

5. Research

 

5. Research

  1. Managing academic research
  2. Active participation as opposed to meetings based participation
  3. Looking into how an organisation learns
  4. Understanding and working with Best Value reviews from a residents perspective

 

6. Partnership Working

 

6. Partnership Working

  1. Managing the relationship with the local authority
  2. Developing a relationship with other “regeneration” partners
  3. Making sense of the Local Authority Structures
  4. Working with like-minded but different organisations i.e. Bromley by Bow Centre
  5. Working with and involving faith groups

 

7. Stock Transfer

 

7. Stock Transfer

  1. Working with residents to understand the practicalities
  2. Managing tenancy queries
  3. Working with local residents on what will be delivered
  4. Helping to empower residents through the transfer
  5. Sharing information on the pitfalls

 

 

8. Community Development

 

8. Community Development

  1. Helping to find information on funding community development
  2. Where do you start – establishing priorities
  3. Collecting and use demographic details
  4. Engage the local community
  5. Planning, building and running community centres
  6. Developing a local programme

 

 

9. Employment & Training

 

9. Employment & Training

 

What can New Mill offer?

New Mill Consultants offer a bespoke training programme designed around your organisation and your residents’ needs and aspirations. The programme could include any or all of the following:-

  1. How to chair a meeting
  2. How to make sure your meetings are effective
  3. Diversity
  4. Using and adapting your constitution
  5. Using and adapting your code of conduct
  6. Working relationship with officers
  7. Working as a team

 

Why New Mill?

New Mill is uniquely led by a resident from east London who has represented residents’ at a local and national level and dedicated most of her life to improve living conditions in historically deprived or neglected areas. Our staff have gained the necessary knowledge and experience of training residents from working with an award winning housing and community organisation.

We have a unique understanding of the tensions and problems that residents experience when working with their landlord or local authority and the areas where they need support, guidance and training.

We believe that this experience and knowledge can benefit you if you want your training to be the success your residents’ deserve.

 

10. Anti-Social Behaviour

 

10. Anti-Social Behaviour

  1. Utilising acceptable behaviour contracts
  2. Working with Youth Offending Team
  3. Ensuring landlord action is effective
  4. Bringing in the experts
  5. Neighbourhood wardens – do they work

 

11. Major Refurbishment Programmes

 

11. Major Refurbishment Programmes

  1. Managing the master planning process
  2. Getting residents involved right at the beginning
  3. Making sure promises are delivered
  4. The partnering process
  5. Ensuring residents know what's going on

 

12. Publicity

 

12. Publicity

  1. Preparing presentations to other residents
  2. Making the annual report relevant
  3. Getting the message across
  4. Resident news letters
  5. What about non-English speakers

 

13. Business Planning

 

13. Business Planning

  1. Resident involvement in finance and audit committees
  2. Balancing the books
  3. Planning for the future