Tenant and Community Voice groups

The groups are a forum to help us make business decisions and improve our services, so we always help tenants, leaseholders and residents.

Purpose of the groups

We have 5 Tenant and Community Voice groups for the Gentoo areas of:

  • Central Sunderland
  • Houghton and Hetton
  • North Sunderland
  • South Sunderland
  • Washington

We also have a group for tenants aged 25 and under, and a group to discuss high-rise building safety.

Each group is led by a chairperson who is a Gentoo tenant.

The groups work together to:

  • give feedback on changes to our service
  • decide how to spend the local area budget
  • identify what needs improving in the local areas
  • approve Aspire grant applications

Group meetings

The groups meet every 2 months with our Tenant Voice Team at our offices or in the local community.

The meetings are 2 hours long. The first hour of the meeting is to talk about important business decisions and the second hour is to for funding applications and local matters.

How to get involved

To volunteer and be part of the group, you must be a tenant, a leaseholder or live in a Gentoo neighbourhood.

If you would like to get involved, fill in the Tenant and Community Voice groups application form or email feedback@

Find your local area contact from the Tenant Voice Team on Your Gentoo Voice.