William Eichler 09 August 2021

Social housing expert panel announced

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The Government has announced a new expert group created to advise on improvements to the social housing sector.

The group, which is made up of experts from across the housing sector, has been formed to advise of the delivery of the social housing white paper.

Published last year, the social housing white paper outlines a package of reforms to improve standards for residents and enhance regulation of the sector.

It aims to address safety issues, strengthen the complaints process, professionalise staff and rebalance the relationship between resident and landlord.

‘Giving social housing residents a stronger voice and ensuring landlords raise standards is at the heart of our landmark reforms to transform the sector,’ said Eddie Hughes MP, the minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing.

‘The expert panel will help to ensure that we deliver on these reforms, bringing together people who will scrutinise our plans and guarantee we achieve the vision set out in the Charter.’

The panel will meet four times over the next year to provide scrutiny and advice as the Government implements the social housing white paper.

Membership of the Expert Challenge Panel is:

• Chartered Institute for Housing

• Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

• Communities that Work

• Confederation of Co-operative Housing

• De Montfort University

• Grenfell United

• HACT

• Local Government Association

• National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations

• National Housing Federation

• Shelter

• Social Value Lab

• Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse

• TAROE Trust

• Tpas

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