Residents' Conference

We are pleased to host the 2024 Wandsworth Council Annual Residents' Conference.

  • Date: Wednesday 23 October 2024 
  • Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street SW18 2PU

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Who the conference is for

The Residents' Conference is aimed at council tenants and leaseholders who are or would like to be actively involved in the department's formal and informal resident participation structures.

This includes any:

  • Housing Community Champions
  • Residents involved in a Residents Association or Resident Management Organisation
  • Residents who are just interested in getting involved

Training and consultation exercises

The conference is a chance for residents to participate in professionally led training and workshops. This is so they are best equipped to effectively get involved in the resident participation structures either by providing scrutiny to the departments services and policies or in supporting their community and neighbourhoods.

The plan for this year includes workshops and talks on the following areas:

  • Accessing Small Improvement Budgets
  • Reducing damp and mould
  • Making best use of the Council Community Clubrooms
  • Exploring the different resident engagement options
  • Information/help regarding the cost of living
  • Services provided by the community safety partnerships

Consultation exercises are also run during the conference if the housing service is undergoing any new policy change or amendments.

As an example, the Resident Participation and Consultation Strategy was reviewed and residents were consulted on the changes during the Residents’ Conference 2023.

If you would like a copy of the workshop material that was presented in the previous Residents Conference, email

Community groups

Community groups across the borough attend and host stalls, which gives residents the opportunity to speak to them about the work they do to support their local community. It is also an opportunity for residents to network with their peers and the community groups so that their ideas and best practice can be shared.

In previous years, stall holders included the Community Safety team, Chelsea Kicks, London Fire Brigade and charities focused on providing financial and fuel poverty support.


Feedback received from previous conference attendees has been very positive, with people reporting that the conference was highly engaging and valuable in helping them to support their residents and the community. 

If you have any ideas on what training you would like to see offered in the next Residents' Conference contact your Resident Participation Officer or email

Register to attend

We would like to thank everyone who has attended a conference previously, and hope to see you at this year's event.

To register, contact your Resident Participation Officer or email