Have your say on our proposals for resident involvement

Closes 10 Oct 2019

Opened 8 Jul 2019


Over the last year, we have been talking to residents about how best to involve people who live in our homes, in decisions that affect their homes and neighbourhoods. 

We are proposing some significant changes, so we can:

  • give more support for TRAs to put on local activities 
  • discuss housing issues at Ward Forums
  • get more residents involved in making their estates great places to live and more involved in the decisions that most matter to them

To do this, we are proposing that we:

  • Have discussions of housing issues at Ward Forums instead of Area Housing Forums
  • Have a Residents’ Pool of up to 1000 tenants and homeowners that we can call on, to get involved in the issues that matter to them
  • Use a wider range of methods to involve people, so residents can participate in ways that suit them
  • Set up a forum of tenants and homeowners, to directly advise the Cabinet Member for Housing. This will replace the current Tenant Council and Homeowner Council
  • Increase the amount of resident involvement funding, to go to the grassroots, and provide an independent advice service for tenants and homeowners

The full proposals and further information can be found below this page.

This consultation is being carried out by our tenant and resident involvement team at Southwark Council. Please spare a few minutes to help us work out how best we can involve people who live in our homes on things that most matter to them.

Thank you.

If you choose to respond you will be giving us permission to process your personal data and you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing the consultation contact address. Your personal information will only be used by our resident involvement services team to process your responses to this survey, and will be securely destroyed after 2 years, however we may keep the anonymised responses to inform other work across the council.

If you are concerned about how the council uses your personal data or would like to enquire about the personal information we hold on you, please contact us via dpo@southwark.gov.uk or on 020 7525 5000. More information about your rights is available on our website, or via the Information Commissioner (www.ico.org.uk).

Why We Are Consulting

Your say on these proposals will help us to shape the way we involve you in decisions about housing services, your estates and neighbourhoods.




Give Us Your Views


  • Old Kent Road
  • Peckham
  • Peckham Rye
  • Rotherhithe
  • Rye Lane
  • South Bermondsey
  • St George's
  • St Giles
  • Surrey Docks


  • Council tenants
  • Leaseholders


  • Housing