Ways to get involved
There are many different ways to get involved and many of them are listed below. Wolverhampton Homes value all tenants and leaseholders who take part in consultation or community activities.
We are also always willing to consider alternative ways to involve tenants, and welcome any new suggestions.
Meet and chat with staff and people living in your area to discuss topics about the city or your area. The Get Togethers are informal and family friendly opportunity to influence a wide range of services and tell us what matters most to you. Feedback from the sessions is provided in “you talk we listen” and in the Impact Bulletin, see separate pages for the detail.
Sessions are open to all tenants, leaseholders, family members and representatives of Tenants and Residents Association.
The Get Togethers are held regularly and you can find out the dates for the next round of Get Togethers and the discussion topics on our Get Together dates webpage.
Meet with your Tenancy Officer and walk every street in your area. You can tell them about the problems on your estate or make suggestions. Walks last around 1.5 hours. For dates, please visit our Estate Inpections webpage.
Focus groups are informal yet structured consultation meetings to discuss a specific topic. They are held on a ‘when necessary’ basis, usually for about an hour or just over. Tenants are usually only invited if they have experience of the particular topic or area, and everyone is encouraged to take part and speak.
Tenant Ambassadors (TA’s)
There are potentially many roles for tenant ambassadors, form helping people get on line to talking to elderly tenants so they feel less isolated. The underlying principle is that they TA’s are tenants helping tenants.
Tenants and Residents Association (TRA)
Join or setup a local group for your estate and encourage your neighbours to get involved. TRAs host a range of activities/meetings to focus on making their area a better place to live. Contact Wolverhampton Homes for advice.
A group of eleven tenants and two leaseholders meet every three months to discuss and review services and make recommendations directly to the Board. Find out more about the Review Panel members on our Review Panel webpage.
Our Board is made up of five tenants, Council members and independent members. Tenant board members are elected every two years and serve for up to two terms/four years. Meetings are held every two months and members will need to attend training away days and committee meetings. Find out more and meet our board of directors.
Wolverhampton Federation of Tenants Associations
Wolverhampton Federation of Tenants Associations (WFTA) is an independent tenant led organisation that promotes tenant involvement for all council tenants and council leaseholders across the City.
WFTA offer advice, support and practical help to existing tenants’ groups and new ones. They ensure that tenants have a say in how their homes and estates are managed. They also consult and negotiate with us and the Council on improved facilities for them.
Membership is free and open to Tenants' & Residents' Associations, less formal groups of tenants, individual tenants and leaseholders, and individuals who support the Federation's aims.
If you'd like to become a member of the Federation, or would like more information or advice, please visit the WFTA website.
Check out our Facebook pages or follow us on Twitter. This is an opportunity for tenants to tell us their ideas, suggestions and opinions, comment on our services, or view what other tenants think.
- Twitter: @WolvesHomes
We did our first live stream at Get Togethers on Facebook in July 2016, watch out for our next live streaming from the Get Togethers.
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 05 June 2018 15:07