Our Local Panels are part of Network Homes Governance Structure and are made up of residents who work with us to improve services, hold us to account and make sure performance is high.
Who is on the Local Panels?
The Local Panel is made of:
- Up to twelve members, either residents or independents, which may include up to two Ward Councillors. Members meet quarterly and attend an induction and training programme.
- Local Panel members are appointed for a term of three years with a maximum overall term of nine years
- The Local Panel will elect their own Chair and Vice-Chair every two years
What does the panel do?
The role of the Local Panel member is to:
- Make decisions on local issues and resolve them at a local level
- Make recommendations to the Network Homes Panel for organisational wide scrutiny
- Monitor local service delivery and performance, and make sure Network Homes complies with the Homes England Standards
- Monitor issues which affect residents' ability to sustain their tenancies such as welfare reform or employment provision
- Set local priorities
- Hold service providers accountable
- Decide on corporate social responsibility projects and spending within overall funding limit
The role of the chair is to:
- Carry out the duties of a panel member as well as chair the Panel meetings
- Represent residents at the Customer Services Committee
- Lead the panel to support and challenge Network Homes’ strategic direction.
If you would like to read more information about the role of the panel members and chair, you can download the role profiles below.
How to get involved
Recruitment to Local Panels is through a recruitment and selection process and the membership will reflect the resident base of the area. Independent members will be selected by each Local Panel based on the skills needed and priorities of the panel.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions relating to the Local Panels activities, please fill out our contact us form.
For more information about our panels, you can download the terms of reference.