The Gateway Model
As the first Community Gateway Model in the country we have a drive and passion to provide wider benefits to our local communities.
Community Gateway is a mutual organisation formed for the benefit of the community and founded on the ‘Community Gateway Model’ principles of mutuality, accountability and engagement. CGA is owned by the tenant and leaseholder members living in its Local Community Areas.
CGA was formed for the benefit of the community and is governed by a number of rules. These rules require us to provide support and opportunities to our members and local communities to enable them to fully participate in both their community as well as the internal affairs of the organisation. Rules can be found here. In order to achieve this, we are required to have a Community Empowerment Strategy which sets out how we will secure the widest possible community involvement.
What are the primary objectives?
Empowering people and putting our diverse communities at the heart of all we do through successful engagement is key to our work.
The primary objectives of the Community Gateway Model are:
- To generate community pride and vision by providing opportunities for local tenant and community involvement in decisions about homes and neighbourhoods at a pace that’s right for them and on issues that matter to them.
- To establish a tenant democracy by enabling tenants to become members and owners of the organisation and, through that membership, get involved in decision-making.
- To generate a cultural change that brings colleagues and tenants together, where tenants lead and own the organisation, working in partnership with Gateway colleagues to deliver the quality and range of homes and neighbourhoods they want.