The Four Million Homes programme is a new two-year government funded initiative. It's designed to bring about change in social housing. The programme provides free knowledge, guidance and training to residents in social housing. It involves information on tenant rights and the things you should expect from your landlord.
You can access all of these services via the Four Million Homes website.
Four Million Homes wants their training to be available to as many social housing residents as possible. They have released training videos so that people can access the information in the times and places that suit them best. The first three videos are now available online - know your rights to engage and be heard; resident panels; and how to run an effective residents' association.
Details have been published of upcoming trainings and webinars. These include:
To book a place check out their website.
Are you interested in getting more involved with the Four Million Homes programme? It feeds into what you, as a social housing resident, want to see from the programme, and what you would like the outcomes to be. If you are interested in getting involved, check out their website.
These not only help to deepen your understanding of your rights but are also a great way to meet other social housing residents in your area. Currently, the training takes place in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, and from 2024 in Bristol, Nottingham and Newcastle. On completion of the training sessions you will be accredited as part of the recognised programme by the Chartered Institute of Housing. Sessions are open to all social housing residents. Find out more.
Did you miss the first three webinars on Damp and Mould, Antisocial Behaviour and Leaseholder Rights? They were really informative and worth a watch. Four Million Homes have also just published a recent webinar on the Social Housing Regulation Act Consumer Standards Consultation where residents discussed the changes directly with the Regulator of Social Housing. Watch the past webinars from the comfort of your home.
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