The residents’ panel meet every 6 weeks or so to discuss topics which can affect all residents in their homes, from anti-social behaviour (ASB) to the pet policy, mobility scooter guidelines and security.
The Panel comprises of volunteers from many sectors of the Worthing Homes community and aim to represent a large cross section of residents. They are essentially the eyes, ears and mouths of our residents! They ensure that Worthing Homes fulfils its obligations to all residents, and continues to be a Landlord fit for purpose.
The panel also scrutinise the activities of the organisation and report findings back to the Board. Previous areas scrutinised have included ASB, Tenant Engagement and Involvement, and more recently the Decent Home Standard. You can find our reports and meeting minutes below.
The panel currently meet via zoom, and each meeting lasts approximately 2 hours. In between there is often work to do, be it read reports, investigate issues or generally canvas residents for information and feedback.
If you are interested in becoming part of the panel, in the first instance please request an application form from the Resident engagement Officer at Worthing Homes. If you’d like to hear more beforehand, you can always contact the panel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The joining process is fairly straightforward. You will have a meeting with the Resident engagement officer, and Chair of the residents Panel. It’s a most interesting role and you will also receive an element of training at each meeting (where appropriate). There is also the option to attend seminars and conferences on National housing issues. You meet some great people, and you really can make a difference!