Housing

Expert group created to advise on improvements to social housing sector

Experts from across the housing sector have been brought together to form a new expert panel to advise the government on the delivery of the social housing white paper.

The social housing white paper, published last year, outlines a wide-ranging package of reforms to improve standards for residents and enhance the regulation of the sector.

The reforms aim to deliver long-lasting and meaningful change, addressing safety issues, strengthening the complaints process, professionalising staff and rebalancing the relationship between residents and landlords.

Commenting, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, Eddie Hughes said:

“Giving social housing residents a stronger voice and ensuring landlords raise standards is at the heart of our landmark reforms to transform the sector.

“The expert panel will help to ensure that we deliver on these reforms, bringing together people who will scrutinise our plans and guarantee we achieve the vision set out in the charter.”

The panel will meet four times over the next year to provide scrutiny and advice as the government implements the social housing white paper.

This follows extensive engagement with residents, housing associations and other stakeholders.

The social housing white paper outlines that every social housing resident should expect to:

  • Be safe in their home.
  • Know how their landlord is performing.
  • Have their complaints dealt with promptly and fairly.
  • Be treated with respect.
  • Have their voice heard by your landlord.
  • Have a good quality home and neighbourhood to live in.
  • Be supported to take their first step to ownership.
PSE Oct/Nov 21

PSE Oct/Nov 21

Power & Positionaility

Our October/November 2021 edition of PSE delves into a number of key areas for public sector progress, including decarbonisation and digital transformation. Equally read our exclusive interview with Sir Richard Leese, as he reflects on a remarkable 25 year career with Manchester City Council, while elsewhere we learn how to evolve our green capabilities in public sector transport.

Videos...

View all videos
#PSE365: Digtial Transformation in association with Cisco

Be A Part Of It!

14th October 2021
PSE365: Digital Transformation in association with Cisco

PSE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of public sector services. 

Over 365 days you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

Magazine Feature

Keep communities at the heart of planning

Chris Borg, NALC policy manager

Chris Borg discusses the Planning for the Future white paper and explains the importance of residents and local councils having a say when it comes to planning

More articles...

View all