Interested in being involved?

There are many other ways to get involved, with varying levels of commitment. 

if you want to be involved in a more informal way you could join us in co-creating one of our services, fill in surveys or set up a tenant and resident association to make local improvements and get your community together.

Our Resident Involvement Team will be happy to chat through your options, or answer any questions you may have. Just email us as:


Want to join one of our resident panels?

Our resident governance structure is designed to strengthen resident voices and increase accountability. To be eligible to join us as a Resident Governance member, you must:

  • Be a Southern Housing resident living in general needs, supported housing, independent living, CQC care home, shared owner, or homeowner (formerly Optivo or Southern Housing Group now known as Southern Housing)
  • Be aged 18 years or older
  • Be named on a Southern Housing tenancy as a tenant or be named on a Southern Housing lease (formerly Optivo or Southern Housing Group now known as Southern Housing)
  • Not be an employee of Southern Housing.

If you're eligible and want to continue, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch to discuss further.

Are you over 18? *
You must be over the age of 18 to be an involved resident
Do you have a Southern Housing tenancy or lease? *
Are you an employee of Southern Housing? *
You are not eligible to be an involved resident if you are employed by Southern Housing
Which area/s of the structure are you most interested in applying for?
Please note: Some of the panels have waiting lists
This could be skills or knowledge you have gained while at work, paid or unpaid
What was good about it? What could we learn from it?