BME Forum

We want all of our tenants to be involved in a way which suits them. Whilst Newcastle has strong and active tenants and residents associations, black and minority ethnic tenants are seriously under represented. For this reason, the BME Council Tenants Forum was established in 2007.

We aim to break down barriers to participation by addressing people's needs and providing a safe, supportive environment for BME tenants to have their say on the housing service. The group also seeks new ways to reach and involve black and minority ethnic tenants and increase awareness of their housing needs.

BME tenants, workers from the Federation, officers from YHN and Strategic Housing all take part.

The BME Forum normally meets on a quarterly basis.