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How to get involved

To ensure we continue to improve our services in a positive way for our residents and neighbourhoods, we invite you to get involved and have your say.

Your feedback helps us to understand what you expect from us, so we can shape and monitor our services to suit your needs.

The training and support we offer to help you get involved also gives you the chance to develop skills you can use in all areas of your life.

If you would like to get involved, please email scrutiny@sanctuary-housing.co.uk  for more information or call 0800 131 3348 (landline) or 0300 123 3511 (mobile).

The Co-Regulation Team ensures that Sanctuary fulfils the requirements of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) regulations and for residents to shape service delivery and scrutinise service performance. This includes the National Resident Scrutiny Panel (NRSP) and other scrutiny activity, producing the Annual Report to Residents  in addition to providing guidance and support to help you set up a residents' association and on-going support once your group is set up by helping you to:

  • Attract members to your group
  • Run your group openly
  • Apply for community initiative funding
  • Ensure your group is representative of your community

Please take a moment to read our Resident Involvement Opportunities and Resource Guide (PDF 293KB) which provides a detailed overview of the various opportunities available.

If you would like to find out more about any of the opportunities detailed in our guide, please contact the Co-regulation team.

David Onions

David Onions

Head of Co-Regulation

David takes a lead role in strategic decisions and direction of the team. He works closely with the chair of the National Resident Scrutiny Panel and heads of service to create and deliver resident scrutiny opportunities and co-production.

David.Onions@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Tavesha Campbell

Tavesha Campbell

Co-Regulation Co-Ordinator

Tavesha is based at the head office in Worcester and provides administrative support relating to resident involvement, scrutiny and co-production. She oversees the Resident Led Estate Inspections programme, processes resident expenses and all general enquiries.

Tavesha.Campbell@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

 

David Moss

David Moss

Scrutiny and Co-Production Manager

David Moss is based in the Midlands and is responsible for training and development. He works closely with the Home Ownership Forum and provides advice on the establishment of residents associations. 

David.Moss@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Sue Nutter

Sue Nutter

Scrutiny and Co-Production Officer

Sue is based in the North West and takes a lead role in consultation within supported living services, she leads on the Family and Friends Community of Interest and supports the delivery of scrutiny activities within the team.

Sue.Nutter@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Sanctuary is committed to having an on-going conversation with all of its residents, (regardless of tenure). Residents have been at the heart of the shaping and scrutinising services within Sanctuary for many years; this has been confirmed both by the accreditation received from the external, independent housing consultants Housing Quality Network, and the improvements to the service that residents everywhere receive as a result of residents holding Sanctuary to account.

The scrutiny process takes many forms; principally there is a National Residents’ Scrutiny Panel (NRSP) which meets quarterly, with senior housing staff. This is a formal panel meeting where Sanctuary’s performance against specific regulatory expectations is monitored, for instance, levels of customer satisfaction or how quickly empty homes are re-let.

This way the panel provides a ‘critical friend’ relationship with senior staff and an effective customer based challenge to service design.

The panel also has a practical function to actively review specific areas of service on a task and finish basis or continuously in some areas. This is carried out by groups of residents who are recruited to form ‘Communities of Interest'. An example of this is the Procurement Community of Interest which involves a small group of suitably experienced residents who work with the Group Procurement Team to establish new service contracts; the group has been involved in looking at selecting a new contractor for ‘lifts’ (elevators) in our flats and larger schemes, selecting a contractor for kitchen replacements and selecting a contractor for waste disposal around our offices and estates; this is done on a task and finish basis.

Examples of other Communities of Interests commissioned by the NRSP are;

  • Estate inspections - They provide a snapshot of the appearance and condition of neighbourhoods and schemes and are jointly undertaken with residents and housing staff working closely together.
  •  Homeownership Forum - This involves a panel of residents who meet quarterly to review the services received specifically by leaseholders and shared owners.
  •  Family and Friends - Residents visit and review our supported housing schemes using a simple question to frame their visit; ‘would I want my family or friends to live here?’

It is important to attract individuals with the relevant skills, so residents are recruited via a formal application and interview.

You can find more information

If you would like to know more or apply for any of the opportunities listed, then contact the Co-Regulation Team at scrutiny@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.

 

National Residents’ Scrutiny Panel

 

Wendy Burridge

Wendy Burridge

Graham Jones

Graham Jones

Bob Werrett

Bob Werrett

Clare Denton

Clare Denton

Jazz Shaban

Jazz Shaban

Jean Mcdonnell

Jean Mcdonnell

Resident Scruting Panel member, Elvis Nduhukire

Elvis Nduhukire