Tenant Accreditation Scheme
We believe that everyone should be able to fulfil their full potential.
This is why YMCA Somerset Coast, in partnership with Sedgemoor Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council, run the Tenant Accreditation Scheme (TAS), a module based course, which equips you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to seek independent accommodation and successfully maintain a home and tenancy.
We run regular TAS drop in sessions, within the Sedgemoor, Taunton and West Somerset area, where you can ask any questions about the course and meet the tutor. To find out more on these, plus when, and where, they will be taking place, please checkout our events page or contact us
What is the TAS course?
The TAS course comprises of six modules containing current, useful and relevant housing information. Topics which are covered throughout the course include : Choice Based Letting, types of properties, landlords, benefits, managing money & debts, utility bills, paying your rent, being healthy and active, staying safe, support networks and where to go for help and advice.
Module 1 – Finding Housing
Module 2 – Having a Home of my own
Module 3 – Housing Costs
Module 4 – Looking after my Home
Module 5 – Looking after me
Module 6 – Help, what do I do if …?
Throughout the TAS Course, you will:
- Complete an information book; which can be used to refer back to at any time.
- Be provided with many different organisation/ agencies details.
- Earn a certificate on completion for your own records