Tenant-led panel for East area
Published: Fri, 6 Jun 2014
Social housing tenants in the East will be offered a greater say in the future of their neighbourhoods with the creation of new local tenant-led panels.
Tenant Scrutiny Panels are being set up to give our tenants a voice to ensure that local offices are delivering the services required in their areas, and to the level of quality expected by tenants.
In the East - which encompasses Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Magherafelt - a panel of tenants from across the area will scrutinise services they feel are most important to tenants in the coming year.
The group meets three times a year and members have said they are looking forward to the year ahead.
Chair of the Scrutiny Panel, Jim Wightman, said: “This new panel has given tenants from each of the districts an opportunity to work together to enhance the service provided within the area.”
Mairead Myles Davey, our East Area Manager, said the new panels will ensure that we work in an active and meaningful partnership with communities.
“The creation of the Tenant Scrutiny Panels will give our tenants a real say in making their neighbourhoods better places in which to live.
“The panels will also ensure that we are accountable to our tenants for the delivery of our services and we will be in a position to continuously seek the views of our tenants and strive to improve the delivery of our services.”
In addition to Tenant Scrutiny Panels, we have also formed resident and inter-agency partnerships in the area. These partnerships will enable residents to make their estates and areas better places in which to live by taking part in ventures such as joint working groups, community partnerships and estate inspections.