Tenant and resident associations update

There are now 27 Tenant and Resident Associations (TARAs) registered with Gentoo, from across the City. 

All TARAs can benefit from a range of services, advice and support from Gentoo and other agencies and organisations by registering their group.

Support can include:

  • Annual Public Liability Insurance
  • Involvement in city-wide and local consultations and community engagement opportunities
  • Advice and support from the customer and community team
  • Help with organisational requirements, such as photocopying and access to meeting venues
  • Access to training
  • Membership of TPAS (the Tenant Participation Advisory Service)
  • Advice on other sources of grants and funding

To date, members of the residents groups have received training on food hygiene, emergency life-saving skills and safeguarding, as well as useful information on how to apply for funding, how to register with TPAS and VCAS - Voluntary and Community Action Sunderland. (who exist to champion and support community organisations operating for the benefit of the people of Sunderland).

If you are a member of a residents group and are not yet registered with Gentoo, please contact the customer and community team on 0191 525 2760 or via email to