SHAC has been invited to join Inside Housing Magazine’s resident engagement summit in February – and we want your views.
Inside Housing (IH) is primarily aimed at housing professionals and describes itself as “the leading monthly magazine for housing professionals in the UK”.
IH is behind a paywall and therefore not widely read by housing association tenants and residents, although it regularly carries articles about the sector. At the end of January, IH contacted SHAC inviting us to send a delegate to their Resident Engagement summit.
Housing associations have demonstrated woeful inadequacy when it comes to engaging meaningfully and respectfully with those living in their homes. SHAC is therefore inviting comments from housing association tenants and residents to feed into the panel.
You can share your views by leaving a comment at the end of this article (scroll to the bottom where it invites you to ‘Leave a reply’), or email us. Please do so ahead of the summit on the 28th February.
About the Summit
The organisers describe the event as focussed “on providing the skills and knowledge to improve resident engagement standards and deliver lasting improvements to housing services and residents’ lives and communities.” With topics including the Social Housing White Paper objectives of transparency and effective engagement, what good resident engagement looks like, and what makes best practice in communication and engagement tools.
Inside Housing has recently carried the following articles referencing SHAC:
- 18 January 2022 – Clarion CEO ‘ashamed’ of conditions on south London estate
- 16 January 2022 – As the cost of living crisis bites, we need to talk about service charges
- 1 December 2021- Residents of G15 landlord go on service charge strike as bills skyrocket
29 January 2022
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