Do you want to share your views on the quality of social housing with the Government?

The Government is calling for tenants up and down the country to apply to join its newly launched Social Housing Quality Resident Panel.

As part of its work to improve drive up the quality of social housing, the Government wants up to 250 social housing tenants to review the measures in place around the Decent Homes Standard, as well as making sure tenants know how to make complaints and that they have confidence in the system.

The Resident Panel will also be tasked with reviewing training and qualifications for social housing staff, as well as considering a new access to information scheme about landlords.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 April and the application form can be found here: Application form

Running alongside the Resident Panel activity will be a national survey to approximately 5,000 residents for their views on their landlord’s service. You can read more about the Government’s plan for the Resident Panel here: Social Housing Quality Resident Panel

We are encouraging all of our tenants to apply, and to take part in the upcoming national survey. 

It’s every tenant’s right to live in good quality homes in their communities, and to feel safe and secure.

You should be able to find out how your landlord is performing, deserve to be treated with respect and have your voice heard. What’s more, if you feel your landlord does not meet these requests, you should be able to make a complaint promptly and fairly.