Ways you can get involved
- Join the Federation
- Join or set up a Tenants Group
- Participate in Wolverhampton Homes involvement structures
- Tenant Management
- Participate in other public sector housing
- Local neighbourhood partnerships (LNPs)
- Interested in having your say on policing matters
Join the Federation
To join the Federation go to How to Join
Join or set up a Tenants Group
To join your local tenants group – see our membership list – if you get in touch with us we can tell you whether there is a group in your area and put you in touch with them.
Alternatively if there is no group we can help you to set one up if you wish to do so. See below in downloads and in section on good practice for roles of officers and the role of committee members within a tenants association.
Participate in Wolverhampton Homes involvement structures
Wolverhampton Homes (WHs) – the Arms’ Length Management Organisation (ALMO) that manages Council houses in the City has its own participation structures.
- There are up to 5 places on the Board of Directors open to tenants or leaseholders. When vacancies arise these are widely published together with the procedure for application and selection. The Board manages the business of the Wolverhampton Homes Company, and the total number of directors on the Board is 15, 5 tenants, 5 Councillors, and 5 independent members.
- There is a Review Panel of up to 12 tenant members. Again vacancies and the application and selection procedure to the Panel are widely published. The Review Panel looks at how well WHs is performing and ensures that tenants are involved in decisions about services.
- Quarterly Get Togethers are held in 4 areas of the City. At Merry Hill, Low Hill, Wednesfield, and Bilston. The venues may vary but the dates, times and venues are published in advance. Any Council tenant or leaseholder or representative of a tenants’ group may attend these Get Togethers. The Get Togethers are in 2 parts. The first part is an opportunity for tenants to informally meet officers from WHs, the second part is a more formal themed meeting to get tenants views on different issues and services.
- Special interest groups (SIGs) comprise tenants meeting to look at different service areas.
- Focus groups are usually convened to seek tenants’ views on a specific issues or aspect of service. They normally comprise 6-12 tenants.
To find out more about WHs involvement structures contact the Community Participation Team via their call centre Home Direct on 01902 55 6789 or email email@example.com or go to www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk
Not all Council tenancies in Wolverhampton are managed by WHs. Over 3,000 properties are managed by Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs). This is where tenants have taken over the management of their estates under the Right to Manage Regulations. In order to do this the tenants have to go through a training programme and be assessed as competent to take over the running of their estate.
The 4 TMOs in Wolverhampton are at Dovecotes, Springfields/ Spring Valley, New Park Village, and Bushbury Hill.
Get in touch with us if you want to know more about the Right to Manage. If you live on these estates and would like to get involved in the TMO
contacts for the TMOs
Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board,
14, Kempthorne Avenue,
Tel no 01902 55 2995
Web site http://www.bushburyhill.co.uk
Dovecotes Estate Management Board
Tel no 01902 55 2780
New Park Village Tenant Management Co-operative,
New Park Village,
Tel no 01902 55 2670
Springfield Horseshoe Tenant Management Co-operative,
27, Burton Road,
Tel no 01902 55 2872
Participate in other public sector housing
If you are a tenant of social housing but you do not live in Council housing ie you are a Housing Association tenant you may wish to get involved in how your service is delivered. There are some 19 Housing Associations owning and managing homes in the City – each have different structures for you to get involved. For contact details see below downloads.
Local neighbourhood partnerships (LNPs)
If you are interested in getting involved in other issues or services besides housing you may wish to get involved in your Local Neighbourhood Partnership (LNP). There are presently 14 LNPs, and the support structures for these are based in the constituency areas. These are as follows:
South East Constituency
58, Bank Street, Bradley , Bilston. WV14 8PD
Tel no. 01902 55 1760 or 55 1783, or
South West Constituency
The Elms Resource Centre, Manby Close, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, WV16 6QR
Tel.no. 01902 572470
North East Constituency
13, Second Avenue, Low Hill, Wolverhampton, WV10 9PW
Tel no 01902 55 6622
Interested in having your say on policing matters
The West Midlands Police hold local PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meetings across the area. These are advertised on their website.
You may be interested in joining your neighbourhood watch scheme or to set one up in your area. To find out more visit www.neighbourhoodwatch.net or telephone 0345 113 5000 ext 7871 / 6575.
There are many other ways you may wish to get involved in specific issues contact us and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
- List of Housing Associations (PDF 99 Kb)
- Roles of officers within a tenants association (PDF 129 Kb)
- Role of committee members (PDF 69 Kb)
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