Our resident involvement team offers all tenants and leaseholders the opportunity to have their say on the issues that affect their homes and community.
Taking part at Homes for Northumberland can take up as little or as much time as you choose. We provide training and support and can help with travel to and from meetings.
We want to involve you as tenants and leaseholders in discussions and decisions about our services, so that we can be sure we are delivering the right services in the right way.
We want you to help influence, shape and improve the services we provide because we want you to be at the heart of our decision-making process.
We have many different ways you can take part, so you can choose the one that best suits you, from a few minutes filling in a survey, to attending meetings four times a year.
How can we support you to get involved?
We want everyone to have the chance to get involved. We can help you with:
- training and advice to help you get the most out of being involved
- getting to and from meetings and events
- together we’ll agree what support you’d like and what we can offer
Below are some of the ways you can get involved and help make a difference:
Be a member of a service development group
You can sit on up to two of our service development groups to discuss how well the service is performing and how it could be developed.Thr groups meet regularly and cover the following areas:
- Repairs and maintenance service development group: This considers repairs and maintenance, major works and improvements.
- Customer service service development group: This focuses on customer services and what is offered by Northumberland County Council and the customer service contact centre.
- Housing management service development group: This deals with neighbourhood management, tenancy matters.
- Void management service development group: This looks at the void process as well as the Homefinder and allocations process.
- Anti-social behaviour service development group: This group focuses on the anti-social behaviour process from start to finish.
Attend the editorial panel
The editorial panel helps to produce Your News (as well as other leaflets or reading information) before it is available to customers, to help make sure it is clear and easy to understand. You will have the opportunity to have your say on the issues that affect your homes and community.
Involvement from home
You don’t have to travel far to get involved. We consult with customers by email, telephone and post. This is your chance to change how we do what we do from the comfort of your own home.
Want to know more?
If you’d like to know more or get involved please contact our resident involvement officers, Julie Turner or Aileen Barrass on 01670 542424.