PBHA tenants who have not registered to vote will have the chance to get their names on the electoral role in time for the general election on 7 May, with assistance from their support worker, as part of Your Vote Matters, a national project to ensure residents of social housing and homeless people make their voices heard by politicians.
PBHA is one of 32 organisations awarded a bursary by the project a collaboration between Homeless Link and the Hansard Society, supported by the Cabinet Office.
PBHA CEO Clare Norton said: ‘Voting in the election is a simple but powerful way for people to realise their power to influence local and national politics and put their interests centre stage.
‘The votes of social housing tenants are as important as anyone else’s. Yet in the last election just 55% of social housing residents voted. That is why PBHA is backing ‘Your Vote Matters’ – we want everyone in the PBHA community to have a say on the issues that affect their lives.’