Will the Social Housing Regulation Bill really improve tenant empowerment? In conversation with Marianne Hood, 18.10.22

Free event, online, Tue, 18 October 2022, 19:00 – 20:00

Marianne Hood OBE, a founder and past chair of LHG, will provide a short critique of the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill, set in the context of years spent promoting good tenant participation and real empowerment of tenants. She will look at what would need to be put in place to create genuine tenant empowerment, and at what can Labour-controlled councils, Labour Councillors and Labour Party activists can do to help make such empowerment possible. She will then suggest the policies the Labour Party should make sure it puts in place, and what to keep from existing measures.

Marianne has worked with and for tenants and tenants’ groups for almost 40 years. Her involvement with tenants and tenants’ groups began in 1976 when she became the Secretary of the Brent Tenants’ and Residents’ Federation and was involved in developing the National Tenants’ Organisation. In 1988 Marianne was appointed as the first National Director of TPAS, the Tenant Participation Advisory Service for England.

In 2002 she was appointed a member of the (then) Government’s Beacon Scheme Advisory Panel which she Chaired until 2009. She was Co-Chair with the Minister of CLG’s Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Board for 3 years, and chaired the National Housing Forum for 14 years. Marianne was awarded an OBE for Services to Local Government and Housing in 2009.

In Conversation With online seminars are open to Labour Party members and supporters. We welcome the chance to debate and discuss matters of importance across the housing field.

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