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Seven of our resident governance members attended a skills and confidence building workshop, based on overcoming stigma and sharing the value of social housing.

Social housing plays a vital role in ensuring four million households across the UK have an affordable, safe and secure home. But high-profile events such as the Grenfell tragedy and recent media coverage highlighting the scandal of disrepair in social housing, have impacted the overall reputation.

The event brought social housing tenants together to develop key skills, while taking part in important conversations about the reputation of social housing and how this impacts tenants. Skills learned included how to take on activities that help solve problems, create action plans and develop listening and communication abilities.

Throughout the day, residents looked at:

  • Celebrating the achievements of involved residents
  • How residents have historically shaped social housing
  • How Housing Plus Academy and NCRC (The National Communities Resource Centre) have supported tenants to achieve their ambitions and drive change
  • How could the Housing Plus Academy further support tenants’ taking action
  • What we value about our homes and communities
  • Does social housing’s reputation match the benefits it provides?
  • The part residents and social landlords play in challenging stigma.

The event was run by Housing Plus Academy and supported by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).