We are committed to resident involvement and have a broad range of participation opportunities in place.
Find out about our activities and how you can get involved:
The Strategy was created with the help of a Residents’ Working Group (RWG).
Following the RWG we reviewed our resident participation structures incorporating the views of our residents. We have both formal and informal forms of participation to accommodate everyone.
The participation structure aims to:
- Provide a role for everybody, with a focus on putting the residents at the heart of the structure
- Allow residents to get involved at the level of their choosing by offering a range of engagement opportunities
- Encourage residents to get involved and maintain involvement
This is how we formally consult with our residents and is a key element of the participation structure. Formal participation enables residents to scrutinise decisions affecting their housing and the Department’s performance.
This is how residents can get involved in an informal and ad hoc way. The intention is that residents can decide how and to what degree they get involved and for many this will be in the form of one-off events. These events are very important as they reach a wider number of residents thus getting a rounded picture of how services are being delivered.
Engaging with the wider community
We are committed to ensuring that all residents have the opportunity to get involved should they wish and engaging the wider resident population. Being able to consider the views of a wide range of residents is important in shaping services that meet a full range of needs.
If you don't live in or lease council owned property there are other ways in which you can get involved in things that are happening in Wandsworth.
The Housing and Regeneration Department has various consultation arrangements that are separate to its participation structure as they require bespoke approaches to meeting best practice and statutory requirements.
Get more involved
If you would like to get more involved please contact your Resident Participation Officer:
Central area - Tom Gates
Telephone: 020 8871 8694
Eastern area - Lee Bushell
Telephone: 020 8871 8638
Western area - Sarah Stevens
Telephone: 020 8871 5505
Southern area - Foday Kamara
Telephone: 020 8871 8639