Working Together for Better Communities

About East Ayrshire Tenants and Residents Federation (EATRF)

EATRF Background

The East Ayrshire Tenants and Residents Federation (EATRF) is an umbrella organisation that represents Tenants and Residents Associations operating in East Ayrshire and is a Registered Tenants Organisation under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

The activities and day to day management of the Federation are managed by an Executive Committee. The Committee consists of 12 representatives that are elected from the membership to take forward housing and related issues affecting the whole of East Ayrshire.

East Ayrshire Tenants and Residents Federation Mission Statement

East Ayrshire Tenants and Residents Federation Working Together For Better Communities

We aim to encourage and promote tenant and resident activity in east Ayrshire by motivating, cooperating and liaising with our membership, communities, East Ayrshire Social landlords and other organisations, both locally and nationally.

Through our Mission Statement and the activities we undertake EATRF aims to complement the overarching themes of East Ayrshire Councils Community Plan of promoting lifelong learning, delivering community regeneration, improving community safety and improving health and wellbeing.

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of EATRF are:

Aims

  • To promote the rights of East Ayrshire tenants and residents in the maintenance and improvements of their housing conditions, amenities and environment and
  • To uphold equal opportunities and work towards good relations amongst all members of the community, specifically prohibiting any conduct which discriminates or harasses on the grounds of race, religion, disability, geographical location, political belief, age sex or sexual orientation.

Objectives

  • To assist and encourage the setting up of new tenant, and tenant and resident associations, in East Ayrshire.
  • To assist and co-ordinate the efforts of tenant, and tenant and resident organisations to help achieve common aims.
  • To co-operate with other organisations locally and nationally on matters of common concern.
  • To liaise and participate with East Ayrshire Council and other landlords in pursuit of tenants / residents interests.
  • To liaise and participate with other agencies in pursuit of members interests.
  • To motivate the community to participate in all areas relating to members interests and rebuild community spirit.
  • To campaign for a rational and secure system of funding for the tenants and residents movement in East Ayrshire and throughout Scotland and to co-operate with other organisations to help achieve this common aim.
  • To publish and exchange information to advance the Federations aim and objectives.

Membership

EATRF Membership is open to all tenant and resident associations who meet the criteria for a Registered Tenants Organisation (RTO) as per the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, within East Ayrshire that apply and are accepted by the Executive Committee into membership.

Membership is also open to individuals aged over 16 living in any area within East Ayrshire not covered by a constituted local tenants or residents association.

Further details regarding EATRF membership procedures are available in the constitution.

Since the inaugural meeting in September 2007, 15 groups have become members of the EATRF and there areĀ 6 individual associate members.

Executive Committee

An Executive Committee is elected to manage the business of the EATRF, paying due attention to member guidance from general meetings and consultations. The Committee consists of a chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary, treasurer and up to eight other committee members and reflects, where possible, the organisational structure of its membership with 6 members from EAC North and 6 members from EAC South.