The Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse MP, was in Norwich on 25 September, speaking with more than 100 people who live in social housing.
The consultation event was part of a series of meetings across England. They have been set up to give tenants the chance to speak directly to the Minister about the Government’s new Social Housing Green Paper.
Michael Newey, Chief Executive of Broadland Housing, which hosted the event at Carrow Road, said:
“It is really important that tenants of housing associations and councils have their voices heard at the highest levels of government. I was pleased that Broadland could help by hosting this event.”
Siobhan Trice, a Board member and a Broadland tenant, said:
“There was a great buzz in the room, with everyone feeling like their views were being listened to. There has been a stigma around living in social housing for too long and tenants feel their voices haven’t been heard. I think it’s great that the Minister has come to Norwich – and he said our event had the most ideas so far!”
The Minister of State for Housing, Kit Malthouse MP, said:
“Our Social Housing Green Paper is a landmark opportunity for major reforms to improve fairness, quality and safety for all residents living in social housing. I was delighted to visit Norwich as we continue the national discussion kickstarted by our Green Paper and shape our future proposals.”