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Invitation to have your say on the future of social housing

16 October 2018

 

Newark and Sherwood Homes will be hosting two public meetings on Tuesday, October 23 to hear the thoughts of Newark and Sherwood residents on the future of social housing.

In partnership with TPAS, England’s leading tenant engagement experts, the meetings will allow tenants and residents to voice their opinions on questions such as; whether social landlords should be more tightly regulated, how it can be ensured that tenants get a voice nationally and how the stigma of social housing could be reduced.

Any member of the public is invited to attend. The first meeting will be held at De Lacy Court in Ollerton between 1pm and 3:30pm and the second meeting will take place at the Bridge Community Centre in Newark between 5:30pm and 8pm.

The meeting is in response to the Government’s recent plans to change the way tenants and leaseholders are involved with their landlord, following the tragedy of Grenfell in June 2017. A green paper titled ‘A new deal for social housing’ was published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government in August 2018 and local authorities and landlords are encouraged to submit their response.

Rebecca Rance, chief executive of Newark and Sherwood Homes, commented: “It is important that the views and opinions of our local residents and tenants are heard and considered as we begin to prepare our response to the consultation on the regulation of social housing. We encourage everyone to join us and represent their local communities.”

Light refreshments will be provided and arrival commences half an hour before the event start time. For anyone who wishes to attend this event but has issues with accessibility, then please contact us by calling 0800 561 0010 and we will do our best to support your attendance.