The Scottish Government’s Social Housing Charter sets out the standards landlords need to achieve. The Scottish Housing Regulator monitors and reports on landlords’ performance in achieving these standards.
Tenant Participation first started in the Highlands in the 1990’s, however it was the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 that gave tenants the legal rights to work more closely with their landlord towards the delivery of better services.
We believe that tenant involvement should be positive and active. Consulting and involving tenants in the services we provide is at the centre of what we do. To be successful, tenant involvement relies on effective communication between tenants and the Council and their involvement in the decision-making process. Tenants have played a key role in shaping and monitoring housing services for a number of years and we acknowledge the importance of tenant engagement and consultation to ensure continuous improvement and tenant satisfaction.
Our 2018 tenant satisfaction survey showed that 63 per cent of tenants who responded were satisfied with the opportunities given to them to participate in our decision-making processes. This is still below the Scottish average and we are currently working to develop a model of tenant participation that best suits the needs of our tenants, a model that offers involvement opportunities that are convenient to tenants and offer a personal as well as a collective say. We want to look beyond government expectations and provide greater choice, more incentives, training and development opportunities and increased flexibility in our approach to involving tenants.
- Tenant Participation Strategy - Section 53 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 places a duty on Local Authorities and registered social landlords to produce Tenant Participation Strategies. This document covers 2015 - 2020 and will be reviewed this year
- Annual Customer report 2018/19
- Tenant Newsletter - Housing Matters Autumn 2019 (incorporating "Snapshot" of Customer Report)
- Tenant Newsletter - Housing Matters Spring 2019
- Tenant Newsletter - Housing Matters Autumn 2018 (incorporating "Snapshot" of Customer Report)
- Tenant Newsletter - Housing Matters Autumn 2020 (incorporating "Summary of Customer Report")