Get involved

To deliver a great housing service, we want to listen to our tenants, empower them to influence decisions and create opportunities for them to tell us what they think.

Our commitments

  • All our tenants and leaseholders have the opportunity to get involved
  • We work in partnership to ensure our housing service is shaped by the needs of our tenants
  • Young people within Dacorum's tenant population have a voice and a positive influence in their local communities
  • Our housing service is accountable to our tenants and leaseholders

All of our Get Involved commitments are in line with the Tenant Involvement and Empowerment Standard as set out by the Homes and Communities Agency.

For more information, please see our  Get Involved Strategy 2016-2020 (PDF 1MB).

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We are pleased to say that we have been awarded the Tpas Pro Landlord Accreditation for our approach to tenant engagement.

This is the highest level that Tpas awards and we are the first social landlord in the country to achieve this.

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Get Involved - Summer 2019

Getting involved

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  • Tenant and Leaseholder Committee

    The Tenant and Leaseholder Committee meets every two months to review key areas of the housing service. It will also be used as the formal part of any consultation process.

    Apply to join

    We're recruiting for the Tenant and Leaseholder Committee.

    If you're interested in joining, please fill in the application form below and email to tenant.involvement@dacorum.gov.uk.

     Tenant and Leaseholder Committee application form (PDF 133KB)

    Meeting notes

    See below for notes of the most recent meeting:

     Tenant and Leaseholder Committee meeting notes 25 July 2019 (PDF 199KB)

    Any reports mentioned in these notes are available on request from tenant.involvement@dacorum.gov.uk.

  • Tenant Service Inspectors

    Tenant Service Inspectors are Dacorum tenants who regularly inspect different areas of the housing service and assess us against set lists of service standards, making recommendations for improvements where needed.

    For more information about the Tenant Service Inspectors, please email tenant.involvement@dacorum.gov.uk or call 01442 228000 and ask for Tenant Involvement.

    Apply to join

    We're always looking for new members. If you're interested in joining, please fill out the  Tenant Service Inspectors application form (PDF 130KB) and email it to tenant.involvement@dacorum.gov.uk.

  • Supported Housing Forum

    The Supported Housing Forum is a group of tenants living in sheltered accommodation who meet quarterly to discuss issues that affect them and the schemes they live in.

    See below for notes of the most recent meeting:

     Supported Housing Forum notes - 28 May 2019 (PDF 295KB)

    If you'd like to get involved, please speak to your supported housing officer or email tenant.involvement@dacorum.gov.uk.

  • Tenant Academy

    Our Tenant Academy offers a range of free courses to our tenants and leaseholders. Please take a look at our Tenant Academy page for more information.

  • Community grants

    If you are part of a community or voluntary group, you may be eligible for funding. For more information about community grants, please see our community grant page.

  • Tenant Management Organisations

    Local authority tenants have had a statutory Right to Manage since 1994. We do not yet have any Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) in Dacorum, but we would support any of our tenants and leaseholders who would like to exercise this right.

    You would need the backing of your neighbours to look into whether this option might be right for your block or area. By following Right to Manage regulations your TMO could take over responsibility for managing housing services, such as repairs, caretaking, and rent collection. You can find more information about your right to manage on the Government website.

  • Housing Service consultations

    Kimpton Close and Cleves Road consultation

    We want to improve our tenants' quality of life. Together with our contractors, Osborne, we're planning to improve the estates of Kimpton Close and Cleves Road.

    We made it a priority to give our residents the opportunity to have a say on certain aspects of the improvements. We carried out a door-to-door survey and spoke to as many residents as we could to get their views on the area. We also invited them to a consultation event, which was held in the car park of Cleves Road on 29 August 2019.

    On the day, we had a very good turnout of 47 tenants from both Kimpton Close and Cleves Road. They had the opportunity to see our proposed plans and ask our surveyors and Osborne any questions they had. In addition, they were able to vote on their preferred designs for the potential new bin, fencing and bike stores.

    Details of start dates to be confirmed.

    Leaseholder Service consultation

    We're currently reviewing the services we offer to Leaseholders.

    We carried out a consultation during December 2018 and January 2019. Here's a short video that summarises what you told us:

    We will use your comments to make improvements to the Leasehold Service and let you know when any changes have been made.

    43-89 Fennycroft Road residents' consultation

    The consultation has closed and we will contact residents soon with further information.

    In the meantime, please email tenant.involvement@dacorum.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Contact us

If you'd like to get involved, but don't have the time to be on a committee, you can get involved with surveys and focus groups. Tell us which issues you are interested in by filling in our register of interest form. We will keep your details and if there's a consultation we think you'd be interested in, we'll get in touch.

Register your interest

We want all our tenants and leaseholders to have the opportunity to get involved. If you would like to, but you need help or support to do so, please contact us and we will be able to help.

Alternatively, if you have any new ideas that will help us to improve our service, email us at tenant.involvement@dacorum.gov.uk or call 01442 228000 and ask for Tenant Involvement.