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Thank you!

Thank you!As I prepare for 2013/14, I have been reflecting on the wonderful time I had last year working with so many fantastic individuals and groups.

I just want to say a huge thank you to the following clients who made last year a fabulous experience.....

Halton Housing Trust's Customer Inspectors and Scrutiny Panel
Contour Homes' Customer Inspectors
Tai Calon CH's Resident Scrutiny Committee
Newport CH's Challenge Panel
Six Town Housing's Customer Review Groups
Peaks and Plains HT's Customer Inspectors and Challenge Panel
Village Housing Group's Scrutiny Panel
Moat Housing Group's Scrutiny Panel
Jewish Community HA's Tenant Researchers
CIRCLE Group Customer Inspectors
Ashton Pioneers Panel
High Peak Community Housing Scrutiny Panel
Irwell Valley HA's Scrutiny Panel
Eastlands Homes Partnership's Value for Money Panel
Progress Housing's Scrutiny Panel
Knowsley Housing Trust's Tenant Resource and Development Committee
Golden Gates Scrutiny Panel
And everyone who attended my value for money workshops

I am looking forward to another year of spreading the word on scrutiny - we need it like we never have before.

CIRCLE Event 2013

CIRCLE Event 2013A big thank you to CIRCLE, customer inspectors and officers from 7 housing organisations in Greater Manchester, for a thoroughly enjoyable feedback event at the end of March 2013.

Welsh Regulatory Framework

Welsh Regulatory FrameworkI have been doing a lot of work recently training panels in Wales as well as in England. The difference in the regulatory frameworks is a real eye opener.

Halton Housing Scrutiny Panel Report

Halton Housing Scrutiny Panel Report Halton Housing's Scrutiny Panel has once again excelled. The Panel recently presented the findings of its voids review to Board.

Website Improvements and email address change

LLP NewsI am in the process of working with a talented young web designer to update my website. The new facilities you can expect will include on line access to my extensive toolkit and a series of short films for scrutiny panels and customer inspectors.

Please note that I have a new email address that many of you already know about. It is Linda@lindalevin.org. Please contact if you want to find out more.

Cobalt Scrutiny Panel

LLP NewsCobalt Scrutiny Panel has a new website address Link. Please follow the link to see the results from the latest review about right first time repairs. It's an excellent piece of work. Well done Larry, Phyllis and all of the Panel members on your usual thoroughness and insight.

Scrutiny toolkit and films

Scrutiny toolkit and films I am delighted to announce that after a great deal of planning and commitment from tenants involved in scrutiny, leading landlords and Panda Media, the filming for my toolkit has been completed. Feedback received so far has been terrific from tenants, staff and Board members.

Panda Media Welfare Reform Infographic

Panda Media Welfare Reform InfographicPanda Media has put together and excellent infographic that clearly explains the imminent Welfare Reform changes in a very user friendly way. Why not contact them and find out more....call them on 01484 722041.

Tenant Scrutiny Toolkit Announced!

LLP NewsI am working with some of the landlords and tenants who have impressive scrutiny arrangements to produce a TENANT SCRUTINY TOOLKIT.

The toolkit includes short films/interviews, filmed training sessions, hints and tips sheets, templates, frequently asked questions and worked examples. It is a web based toolkit which will be updated frequently so that it remains current and flexible enough to meet your needs.

Interested? Read on...

Tenant Scrutiny Newsletter July 2012

LLP NewsThe latest edition of my regular newsletter is now available. This edition includes articles on regulating the national standards, bedroom tax, communicating Welfare Reform changes, peer mentoring for scrutiny panels and 'spotlight on scrutiny' featuring Villages HA Scrutiny Panel.

If you want a copy, please contact Linda by email linda@lindalevin.org or by mobile 07967 342436.

Youth Engagement

Youth EngagementWell done to Chester & District HT, Peabody Group, CBHA and Home Group for their innovative youth engagement project. The project entitled "Our Say, Our Way" has delivered a range of exciting projects and an amazing toolkit. Visit the website for more details...Link...it is a fantastic source of useful tools and ideas for youth engagement.
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