Together we’re Stronger
By offering tenants and employees the choice to become a Member, we have given the control over the future of the organisation to tenants and employees. Membership gives tenants and employees control over decisions that affect them, their home, their job and the local community.
Membership is what makes us different!
We want our Members to become involved in some way. We understand that our Members will have other commitments, so we have established a range of ways in which Members can become involved and have their say.
Who can become a Member?
Membership doesn’t cost anything – it’s free!
Membership is open to our tenants and anyone living in a tenants’ home, providing they are over the age of 16, and are living there as part of the tenants’ household.
Becoming a Member will not affect their tenancy in any way.
Membership is open to all employees of MVH, providing they have passed their probationary period.
Becoming a Member will not affect their contract of employment in any way.
Some leaseholders and not for profit organisations in Merthyr Tydfil may be able to become an Associate Member – please contact us
Ways to get Involved
Ways to get Involved
We have lots of different ways in which you can get involved – there is something to suit everyone. We would like you to make your membership meaningful by participating in some way and having your say, but how involved you become is down to you.
If you have just a few minutes to spare, you can complete a questionnaire, or take part in a survey. If you have a little more time then maybe you could get involved in a community project. You could also join a forum or a panel, or even become a representative on the Democratic Body.
As a Member, every year you will be invited to our Annual Members Meeting where you will be able to exercise your vote, voting on items, such as electing your Democratic Body representatives and approving the Annual Report and Accounts. In addition to the business side of the meeting we aim to make our Annual Members Meeting a fun worthwhile event for all.
Our Democratic Body have developed a Membership Strategy which supports our development as a mutual organisation.
There are four aims to the strategy that look at growing membership, how we will communicate with members, how we will encourage Members to be involved and finally how Members can benefit.
Membership Benefits Scheme
Membership Benefits Scheme
MVH has always been committed to supporting and promoting local organisations, we will continue to do this through membership. As a thank you for your involvement we have put together a membership benefits scheme, this is an exclusive scheme available only to the Members of MVH.
View the full list of membership offers/incentives
We are always open to suggestions that our members have regarding our membership rewards scheme. If there are any businesses you would like to see on this scheme, or if you have your own business and would like to come on board then please get in touch.
The Members’ Charity was first launched in 2017 when an employee member came up with the idea of MVH having a dedicated Members’ charity, as voted for by the members. The concept behind it was that charities within Merthyr Tydfil not only had the opportunity to receive much needed funds but to also raise the profile of the charity. Members would also have the opportunity to come together through various fund raising opportunities.
Now, every March the Democratic Body short list three charities that operate within Merthyr Tydfil from a list populated by members and the local community. These nominations go out to all of our members who then vote for their preferred choice. The charity that receives the highest amount of votes is announced in April and then becomes our Members Charity of the year for the following financial year.
Throughout the year we hold fundraising opportunities for everyone to get involved in, in the hope to raise as much as can for the chosen charity. As well as fundraising we also set out to help to raise the profile of the charity by for example, advertising any services they offer.
Our current Members’ Charity of the Year 2018-19 is the Alzheimer’s Society, they have an office based in Merthyr Tydfil and also offer many services for the people of Merthyr who are affected in some way by Alzheimer’s.
For more information on Alzheimer’s please visit their website on www.alzheimers.org.uk
For a list of services that they offer in Merthyr Tydfil, please click here
If you would like to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society you can do so by clicking on our Just Giving page here.
If you are;
- A charity in Merthyr Tydfil, or you are a national charity but have a local office in Merthyr you may be considered for nomination.
- Are a member of MVH and would like to nominate a charity that is close to your heart.
- Or if you are a member and would like to help us fundraise
Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Merthyr Valleys Homes Membership Involvement Officer on 01685 727786.
2017-18 Charity of the year- MATV Mind amount raised – £1929.30
“The funds raised by MVH will be used to fund our ‘Talk To Me’ service, this is a free counselling sessions for those who need to speak with a qualified counsellor quickly. We are so grateful to MVH, with their support we have been able to raise the profile of our organisation and have been able to promote our services and projects”.
Sign up now
There are three ways you can sign up;
1. Contacting our Membership and Involvement Officer on 01685 727786 or emailing email@example.com
2. Downloading our application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Popping into our Head Office and asking for an application form. Don’t know where to find us? Visit our contact us page
When we have approved your application, we will send you out a membership pack that will contain your Share Certificate, some information about membership and your MVH membership card.
If you are looking for a home please visit our Looking for a Home page.