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ARCH Tenants' Conference:15 September 2022, Stevenage 26/05/2022 Labelled as Tenants

Back for 2022, the ARCH Tenants' Conference will be held on Thursday 15 September 2022 at the Ibis Forum, Stevenage.

 

Working with tenant representatives and officers from Stevenage Borough Council, the ARCH Tenants Group are delighted to be bringing back their annual tenants conference this year, to be held at The Ibis Forum in Stevenage city centre.

 

We're delighted to be able to include here the first-look at the preview programme for the conference. Sessions will include;

 

  • Tenant Satisfaction Measures and Regulatory changes from the Regulator of Social Housing
  • Resident engagement in building Safety from Tpas
  • Complaints procedure from the Housing Ombudsman Service.

 

Further details of the afternoon workshops will be available in due course. 

 

A preview programme is available here.

 

Why you should attend:

 

Attendees will;

 

  • Receive up to date information on key topics affecting council tenants and landlords.
  • Have time to explore and debate how they can have a greater influence on the way services are delivered by their landlord.
  • Connect with like-minded tenants from across the country.

 

How to Book

 

ARCH member councils are entitled to 5 free places(preferably for tenants) per organisation on a "first come, first served" basis.  Any additional places are charged at £100 + VAT.

 

Please note, if your council has a tenant representative on the ARCH Tenants' Group, their place is additional to your 5 free places, and their place has already been booked.

 

To receive the booking link please email rose.buckle@housemark.co.uk. Places are limited, so we advise that you book as soon as possible.   

 

ARCH Community Champion Awards   

  

At this year's conference the ARCH Tenant Group will be announcing the winners of the ARCH Community Champion Award which recognises the dedication, willingness, inspiration and devotion that our tenants freely give to others and it is hoped that this can motivate others and give them examples of things they can do in their own community.

 

In 2022 there will be two ARCH Community Champion Awards, one of which will be specifically for those aged under 25.

 

The awards recognise individuals or groups who have dedicated their time to making a difference in their community and to the lives of people living in social housing. They don't necessarily have to be part of a formal tenant panel, tenant & residents association, group, committee or forum to be nominated. Nominees can be a tenant, a member of the tenant's household, a community group or anyone contributing to the Hosing Revenue Account.

 

Download an entry form here and return to rose.buckle@housemark.co.uk.The deadline for entries is Friday 12 August 2022.

 

The announcement of this years' winners, and the presentations, will take place during the conference.

 

Travel and accommodation


The Ibis Forum is a five-minute walk from Stevenage train station, making it very easy to get to. Parking is available close by and further information will be shared nearer the time. 

 

A discounted rate has been arranged for conference attendees to stay at the hotel, £80 B&B (single occupancy). To book a room/s for the night before the conference please contact the hotel directly on 01438 779955 and let them know you're attending the ARCH Tenants Conference. A range of other hotels are available close by.

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