TIS Holds Successful Scrutiny Good Practice Conference

As part of the national TIS Scrutiny ‘Making It Happen’ Programme, over 80 tenants, housing staff, Elected Members and Board Members gathered in Glasgow yesterday for the sell-out TIS Good Practice Conference “The Scrutiny Journey – Are we going in the right direction?”. This event also marked the launch of Scrutiny Approved – TIS and SHBVN scrutiny accreditation.

The day highlighted examples of successful approaches to Tenant Scrutiny, showed how they were achieved and inspired delegates to continue their scrutiny journey. The informative and participative programme included:

  • Update from Lesley Kerr, Head of Charter Development, Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), on the focus of the SHR, the first round of ARC reports, the SHR analysis and the reporting on the SHR website.
  • Interactive workshops hosted by East Lothian Council and Tenants & Residents Panel, Thenue Housing Association Resident Empowerment Scrutiny Team and Fife Council.
  • Launch of Scrutiny Approved  – an accreditation framework developed by TIS and SHBVN using their expertise in measuring performance and making tenant scrutiny a reality in Scotland. This accreditation is aimed at social rented sector landlords and will showcase that you are involving tenants and service users effectively in the self-assessment process. It will also highlight further opportunities for development.

The presentations from the event are now in the members-only area of the TIS website, at www.tis.org.uk. As a member of TIS, you will have access to this area as well as discounted rates for the TIS Scrutiny ‘Making it Happen’ Programme. If you would like to find out more about Scrutiny Approved please contact us on 0141 248 1242 or info@tis.org.uk.

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