The Grenfell Tower Inquiry, paused (mid-March) due to the coronavirus crisis. It will not return until July (at the earliest), according to their website. The 14th June 2017 fire in the 24 story tower block in London caused 72 deaths, many injuries and affected so many more lives.
The government produced a Social Housing Green Paper in August 2018 to address some of the learning from the paper. A Building Safety Regulator has been agreed, along with changes to the Housing Ombudsman powers on complaints, but so far, no action on building regulations. The actions will not yet been noticed by residents, but there has been some movement.
We have organised our Annual Residents Involvement Conference with the NHC into a series of webinars this year, why not join us to find out more?
- Adapted into two online live webinars, and 4 recorded workshops, the National Resident Involvement Conference from Tenant Advisor and the National Housing Consortium is the place to hear from government policy shapers and social housing providers leading these changes:
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Richard Blakeway, Housing Ombudsman.
- Jonathan Walters, Deputy Director Strategy and Performance, Regulator of Social Housing.
- Sarah Carpenter, Social Housing, Resident Experience and Safety Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
- Cath Owston, Interim Director of Customer Services, Yorkshire Housing.
By attending you will be hearing about:
- The Evolving Housing Ombudsman Services
- Housing Consumer Regulation and the much-awaited Housing White Paper
- Resident Involvement and Building Safety
- National Best Practice in enhancing the voice of tenants
All our speakers will reflect on how Covid -19 has impacted their work and hear your thoughts and feedback on the way forward.
Delegates receive a follow up pack of recorded good practice workshops to view at your leisure.
Hear from residents, landlords and experts challenging the norm in how residents shape their communities and services:
- Good practice in running a Scrutiny Panel;
- Harnessing the power and energy of the local community to meet needs in housing, employment, and health;
- Getting involved in neighbourhood planning;
- Tackling stigma in social housing;
Booking early? Pose questions to our speakers before we record and hear your question answered in the workshop!
How to Book:
Housing staff to book however many tickets they would like using their organisational email address – for tenants, specify ‘Tenant 1’ etc. as the name and use your organisational email address, not a tenant’s personal email.
We will get in touch with further information on how tenants can gain access to each Webinar and the follow up Workshop pack without the NHC having to store their personal information.