Carry out a process that will enable tenant representation on the Circle VHA board.
To get the tenant’s experience of a particular service provided by Circle VHA, the tenant is talked to, taken through Circle VHA’s policies and procedures, and asked about their experience at each stage. The feedback is recorded, and recommendations made for improvement.
Tenants will be the mystery shoppers and training will be provided. This will allow tenants to examine the quality of the services provided by Circle VHA and provide customer feedback, which will help improve services. Examples would be testing the response from the office to a request for customer service, or a complaint.
Staff will organise face to face updates at individual schemes, providing feedback from the scheme walkabout and interagency meetings. A living document will demonstrate progress on the various issues. It will show actions that are completed and those that are still outstanding.
The group will assist with the development and review of policies and procedures on an ad hoc basis. It may take the form of being part of a focus group to discuss and develop specific housing policies. Also, tenants may be asked to consider revised documents online.
Regional subgroups will be introduced when interest grows across the country. It is envisaged that each region will have a subgroup that will feed into the overall TAG.
This group of tenants will work in partnership with Circle VHA to improve service delivery by providing feedback, keeping tenants informed, and overseeing tenant-related policies/procedures/publications. The group will also review the effectiveness of the strategy and monitor its progress against targets set.