What is the Resident Panel?
The Housing Ombudsman wants to be open and accessible and engage widely with both residents and landlords to share knowledge and learning.
The Resident Panel provides an opportunity for residents to be involved in the development of our service as well as giving us direct feedback on their experience of using our service.
Following a very high level of interest in joining the Panel, we extended the membership to 600 residents rather than the 100 originally planned.
The whole panel will be invited to attend two meetings each year on key areas of work such as the development of our annual business plan and three-year corporate plan with up to 100 residents participating in a discussion afterwards. In addition, there will be opportunities to take part in smaller group activities. These could include topics such as residents’ experience of using our service, awareness raising or our thematic reports investigating further into issues arising through complaints. Members will also be asked for their views through surveys and questionnaires.
Membership is made up of residents from a cross-section of landlords in the Housing Ombudsman Scheme, ensuring that residents with different types, size and location of landlords are represented. See Panel membership in Helpful links for further information.
Two introductory meetings will take place in April 2021, followed by full meetings in July/September 2021 and February 2022.
How to join
Applications have closed for recruiting members of the panel. Members are appointed for three years.
Will panel members be paid?
No, there is no payment for taking part in our Resident Panel.