The agreement - an update of the original Compact signed in 2009 covers the overall approach to how residents can get involved across the borough.
"This Compact is the result of 12 months’ work by tenants, staff and elected members who have worked tirelessly reviewing and updating it. The aim is to give residents a greater say in the way housing services are delivered, and identify new opportunities for involvement," said Councillor Jean Crosby, who attended the launch.
Peter Walter’s, Chair of SHP’s board said: “The Compact signifies the joint commitment to resident involvement by SHP, the London Borough of Sutton (LBS), Sutton Leaseholders Association (SLA), Sutton Federation of Tennant and Resident Associations (SFTRA) and the many different residents’ association and involved groups within the borough.”
The new Compact will serve as a guide to all residents of SHP. It informs them how residents can get involved decisions on housing matters which affect them. With the support of our residents and partners SHP will continue to provide more positive and effective ways of working together to improve housing services and local communities.
A copy of the Sutton’s Resident Involvement Compact for 2015 - 2017 can be downloaded from www.suttonhousingpartnership.org.uk/compact.
Photo - Resident Involvement Compact Signatories left to right; Frank Berry, Chair of SFTRA, Peter Walters, Chair of the SHP Board, Councillor Jean Crosby, representing the London Borough of Sutton, and Margaret Phillips, Chair of SLA.