Are you a tenant of a social housing provider? If so would you like to help improve social housing?
From time to time Chelmsford residents contact me with issues regarding their social housing provider. I always try to help but I know that some social housing providers are less responsive than others.
The Government has stated that everyone in this country deserves to live in a safe and decent home, however, from my inbox, I unfortunately know that this is not always the case.
The Government has announced new legislation under the Levelling Up White Paper, to toughen up the regulation of social housing, including publicly naming landlords who are not meeting acceptable living standards.
Tenants will also now be given the opportunity to have their say. These reforms include a Resident Panel that will allow tenants who live in social housing to be heard directly by government. Around 250 social tenants from across England will be invited to share their experiences and help us ensure our reforms work to drive up standards.
The Resident Panel will be supported by a national survey. Around 5,000 residents will be asked to share their views about their landlord’s services during March and April 2022. The survey will be used to monitor the impact our reforms will have on social housing residents.
Any social housing resident can submit an application to join the Panel, which will close on Friday 29 April.
You can find out more about with the link here: Failing landlords to be named and shamed as government steps up support for social housing tenants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)