Existing housing stock

Social housing after Grenfell – residents speak

23 May 2018

Since the fire at Grenfell Tower, serious questions have been raised about whether social housing residents are involved enough in decisions, which affect their safety and their homes.

There are a number of ways that residents can get involved in the management of their homes, but are they really being heard?

How are complaints and concerns handled by councils and housing associations?

Tomorrow, the Housing Committee will hold an open mic session with social housing residents to discuss how the management of their homes can improve.

Representatives from the London Tenant Federation will speak along with other attendees on the following topics:

  • Resident involvement in decision making – what works and what matters?
  • Complaints – what happens when things go wrong?
  • Legislative duties and gaps – what change is needed to protect residents?
  • How can we make resident involvement work and share best practice?

The informal meeting will take place on Thursday, 24 May from 5:30-7:00pm in Committee Room 5 (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend by prior arrangement. Please RSVP at EventBrite.

The event can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or YouTube

Follow us and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyHousing and #YourVoice

Notes to editors

  1. Sian Berry AM, Chair of the Housing Committee, is available for interviews. Please see contact details below.
  2. Housing Committee.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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