Tenant Involvement

Have a say in improving housing services

We are committed to working with tenants to improve your housing service and estates. By working with us and telling us your views, we can make sure our services meet your needs and you will be able to:

Influence decisions on how money is spent on environmental improvements. Shape the future of our housing services and council homes. Make your estates cleaner and safer places to live.

We want to hear from council tenants across the borough especially those with diverse needs who are sometimes under represented.

To give you an idea of how you can get involved we've provided a list of options so you can decide what suits you.

View the Tenant Engagement Framework

View the Tenant Engagement Governance Structure

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Reacting to the Pandemic - How our communities came together

The last 12 months has been an exceptionally difficult year in our communities, creating many challenges for our residents to face that no one could have foreseen at the beginning of 2020.

Our work with local people community groups and partners was diverted from what we had initially planned.

As our efforts focused on providing support and guidance to those most in need and most at risk during the pandemic. Support has been given through the Rotherham Heroes campaign and Community Hub and also through remote support to our network of tenants and residents associations and community groups across Rotherham.

It has been incredible to see the amazing spirit that our communities have shown throughout. Stepping up and helping out when their neighbours needed it the most.

Benefits of Getting Involved

Get involved in your local area and have your say to help shape your community. Together we can develop and improve our services for all of our customers. From helping to shape our housing policies and services to where we spend our money, you can have a say on what happens. By getting involved you will:

  • Make a real difference to the place you live
  • Get access to training and support with getting involved
  • Build your confidence, meet new people, and make new friends
  • Gain new and valuable skills that can help you in your personal development
  • Increase your wellbeing
  • Have a say on how our money is spent on your estates and how we develop and improve our housing services and policies to meet your needs

If you are interested in getting involved so you can voice your opinions and make a difference to our services and your community, please register your interest by completing

Register your interest

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Ward Housing Hubs

Ward Housing Hubs have a budget giving council tenants an opportunity to decide on how to spend money on environmental improvements that benefit their estates.

Find out more

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Housing Involvement Panel

Get involved in shaping our housing services and policies. The panel oversees all tenant involvement to ensure that they have the opportunity to play an effective role in service improvement across the borough. Register your interest here.

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Tenant Scrutiny

Rotherham Federation of Communities have set up a Tenants Scrutiny Panel to scrutinise Council services for tenants in Rotherham, to help identify issues and create improvements within the service. If you would like to see the Scrutiny Reviews they have done so far, please click here

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Tenants Open Day

The Tenants Open Day is an opportunity for you to find out about how housing services are performing and our future plans. It’s also a great chance for you to find out more about other services within the Council and our partner organisations. The open day also includes Rotherham Federation of Communities Awards Ceremony where the achievements of tenants and staff are recognised and celebrated. This years Tenants Open Day will be held on Thursday 29th September 2022, booking will be open soon.

View the event in full

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Gardening Competition

The annual competition returns to reward both council and non-council tenants who make a real difference in their neighbourhoods by taking pride in their gardens.

Find out more

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Housing Hub Events

There are various Housing Hub Events that happen throughout the year across the borough.

Due to the pandemic they are currently on hold.

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Home Matters

This quarterly magazine keeps tenants up to date on what is happening both in Housing and their local area, and provides information on our performance. As a tenant you can get involved as part of the Editorial Board to input into articles.

Read the latest issues of Home Matters

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Tenants Voice

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Rotherfed

Rotherham Federation of Communities - (Rotherfed)

Rotherham Federation of Communities is your local tenants’ federation that can support you to get involved in your local tenants group and provide you training and support to develop your own group. The charity delivers sessions relating to tenant involvement and scrutiny to help you improve housing and other services further.

Visit the Rotherham Federation website

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Your Neighbourhood

Find out what's happening in you local community.

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TPAS

TPAS (Tenant Engagement Experts)

Do not miss out on your free Tpas Membership. Register with Tpas, the country’s leading national tenant involvement organisation. Membership gives you access to training, unlimited attendance at free regional events, magazines, briefings as well as a telephone helpline & information service. Contact Tpas on 0800 731 1315 or to make the best possible use of membership benefits:

Visit the Tpas website

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