Monmouthshire Housing have recently moved away from having a voluntary Board to one that is skills-led, equipping the business with the tools it needs to tackle future challenges and continue to deliver high quality services to its tenants. Having the right people in the right positions was key and this included having tenants and members of the community at the centre of decision making. The new Community Voice Committee (CVC) will do just that and MHA are currently recruiting members who are enthusiastic, committed and passionate about improving lives within Monmouthshire.
In preparation they enlisted the help of their tenants and others who use their services to understand what the committee’s role would be, how best to recruit new members and how, going forward, the CVC would help to shape the future of MHA.
Emma Brute (MHA Group Board Member and Chair of the CVC) said; “This Committee is the first of its kind for Monmouthshire Housing Association residents and it is clear, now more than ever how important the role and value of the voices of the community are. I believe in the Community Voice Committee and I am passionate about people having a voice, this is your opportunity to be heard.”
Kiri, a MHA tenant said; “I absolutely love joining the focus groups. I feel like my input is important and that I am helping make a difference. The engagement team are always friendly and it’s great to hear other tenants thoughts on matters too.”
There are nine positions available and MHA welcome and encourage tenants, leaseholders and community members to register their interest and have a voice. The application process, designed by the tenants, is very flexible and allows people to apply in a way that best sells the person, whether it be a CV, letter, poem or video. There is also a dedicated team on hand to support and assist with applying, training, a chat and whatever else is needed to make this as easy as possible.
For more information please visit the MHA website www.monmouthshirehousing.co.uk