Tenants Together

Tenants Together is a new group of tenants who meet with John, our Operations Director, every couple of months.  They talk about what we do and how we do it to help make sure you’re at the heart of what we’re trying to achieve.

We want to work with you to improve our services for all of you (and perform better).  The meetings are relaxed and informal with everyone having the opportunity to have their say and put forward what they think about things.  We have a small number of committed tenants who are already signed up but we’d really love it if more people got involved from across the community.  It’s open to all of you and the more of you who come along, the better we can understand what you want and how you want us to do things.

They decide which areas of our work they want to look at and have either a brief look or a really in-depth look to see what’s going on and what, if anything needs to change.  Any recommendations from Tenants Together go straight to our Management Team and Board.  For example at the next meeting we’ll be having a discussion about:

  1. What is SHAL?  What are its aims and values?
  2. What is a housing association and how is SHAL funded?
  3. Planned Maintenance programme – what does it cost?  How does SHAL work out what to do first?  What is the current plan going forward in terms of expenditure, number of properties etc?
  4. New developments (an outline of what SHAL are currently working on, the costs, the funding and the approach)

If you’re interested in taking part, and making a real difference, you can call John on 01278 442006 or email johns@shal.org

You can see the notes from our meetings here