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Soha

  1. 1. Strengthening Tenant Scrutiny 11 March 2011 Carole Burchett Chair of Soha Board and Soha Tenant Nasreen Razaq Al-Hamdani Vice Chair, Tenant Scrutiny Group Catherine Little Policy & Initiatives Manager
  2. 2. Strengthening Tenant Scrutiny <ul><li>In 2009 Soha Housing was the first housing association in the country to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>‘ strengths considerably outweigh weaknesses’ </li></ul><ul><li>rating for Resident Involvement and Value for Money under the short notice inspection regime. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Established in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Tenants’ Forum established in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Involvement and Marketing Manager 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Tenant Inspectors 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Scrutiny Group 2010 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Co-regulation Model Soha Board and Staff Governing / managing Portfolio Holders Advising 2 TF members for each area. make decisions which are noted by full Forum meeting Scrutiny Group challenging 12 members, 50 / 50 TF / non-TF No Board members Tenant Inspectors Checking Independent - ‘do they do what is says on the tin?’ Representative Groups representing Access for All, Seniors Group, BME researchers, Youth Forum . Tenants’ Forum Holding to account 21 Elected Representatives + Co-Optees Liaison Group Chair or representative from: Tenants’ Forum (chair) Scrutiny Group Representative Groups Tenant Inspectors
  5. 5. Who’s involved? <ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the people involved </li></ul>
  6. 6. Training <ul><li>Housemark </li></ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>Field trip! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scrutiny so far… <ul><li>Soha’s compliance with TSA standards </li></ul><ul><li>Review of how we present performance information </li></ul><ul><li>Soha’s response to changes to social housing </li></ul><ul><li>Soha’s local offers </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Now? <ul><li>Co-regulation champions – tenant led seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Planning timetable for 2011-12: </li></ul><ul><li>- Scrutiny timetable </li></ul><ul><li>- Tenant inspections </li></ul><ul><li>- Tenants’ Forum – and portfolio holders </li></ul><ul><li>- Representative groups </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>So What? </li></ul>

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