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Have a say in housing services

Are you interested in finding out how housing services in Medway work?
Below are a wide range of opportunities for you to have your say and get involved in the process.

Get Involved

The Housing Services Resident Events Calendar 2016/17 highlights upcoming residents events. If you would like to attend any of the events or would like more information please phone 01634 333201.  The calendar will be updated regularly.

Become an Estate Champion

The role of a champion is to be the voice for residents. Champions are expected to go on estate inspections to make sure things are noted by housing officers and if other residents wish to attend they can too. 

Estate champions are the point of contact that isn’t a member of staff, who can take views to housing staff on your behalf and feedback any information when appropriate. There are meetings held throughout the year with the champions and Housing Services. At these meetings they develop and monitor an action plan for improving the estates and communication between Housing Services and residents.

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Local Offers

Local Offers are developed in partnership with residents and are delivered in addition to our everyday services. Local Offers are designed to meet specifically identified needs and priorities and can apply to all tenants and leaseholders, or just to individual estates or neighbourhoods.

View our 2016 Local Offers (pdf 125KB)

View the outcomes of our 2015 Local Offers (pdf 134KB)

Free Courses for tenants and leaseholders 

Have you thought about improving your skills but don't have the time? Housing Services are offering the following free and fun courses:

  • CV Writing Skills
  • Interview Skills 
  • Confidence Building
  • Basic Computer Skills

Our August courses have now finished, but we are arranging more courses for September and October. To register your interest email tenant.participation@medway.gov.uk.

Register with People Bank

People Bank is an ever-growing group of tenants and leaseholders that we can call upon for housing consultation. It is a group of people willing to give a little of their time to answer questions on various issues. Members might be required to read and comment on a document or to answer a small survey by phone, email or text.

Join us on an estate inspection

An estate inspection looks at the exterior and communal parts, facilities and grounds of a Medway Council housing estate. Tell us you want to join an estate inspection.

You can also view the Estate inspection timetable.

Free e-learning courses for Medway residents

Take part in a new training package on a variety of subjects, from basic home maintenance to preparing for interviews.

Produced in partnership with Housing e-Academy, these free courses are a brilliant way for you to enhance your skills in different areas and add something to your CV. All you need to do is register your details (making sure you select Medway Council as your housing provider from the drop-down list), select your preferred modules, and start learning.