Housing issues up for discussion at Perth Tenants’ Conference 2016

Perth and Kinross CouncilPerth & Kinross Council is inviting all housing tenants to attend its annual Tenants’ Conference 2016 on Wednesday 1st June.

The event will be held at Perth’s Salutation Hotel between 6pm-8.30pm.

Feedback will be given on the outcomes from the recent Tenant Satisfaction Survey and tenants will be asked about their priorities for any additional rent money.

Tenants will also be given an important update on the rent restructure review that is currently being carried out by the Housing Service. The current rent charging structure is very old, and not easy to understand or explain to customers. For this reason the Housing Service has been looking to introduce a modern and updated rent structure across its properties, working in partnership with tenants. A new model has now been agreed, and discussions will be held about how tenants would like to see it introduced.

On the night a range of stalls will provide information about health, housing, tenant participation, locality and community services, as well as information on welfare reform support. Citizen’s Advice Bureau Perth and Perth and Kinross Credit Union will also be there to offer advice.

Children’s activities will be available to keep little ones entertained, and refreshments will be provided. Every tenant who attends will be entered into a free draw to win High Street shopping vouchers.

Housing and health convener Dave Doogan said: “Tenants have a vital role to play in helping to shape the services we provide for them, and their opinions are very important to us. The Tenants’ Conference is a chance for tenants to have a positive input into how their local housing services are run and how we invest their rent revenue.

“At the event discussions will continue with tenants about the rent restructure. This is something that will affect every one of our tenants so I would urge people to come along.

“It’s also a great opportunity for people to find out more about what services and support are available in their local community, and to meet new friends.”

For further information about the Tenants’ Conference, please telephone 01738 476165 or email tenantparticipation@pkc.gov.uk.

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