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A Voice for All ResidentsQ: How important is it for residents to ve 
be represented on the Board?Stetehouse
theBoard,andmineistheknowledgeofbeing a Rosebery resident. I joined the Resident Panel 
Our Board has overall responsibility for how well we perform in different service areas. to be a voice for residents and influence those who make the decisions. This was also the Resident Board MemberIf you’re interested 
There are 10 Board members and three of them are our residents. We also have one co-optee. imnsepmirbaetiro.nIt’fsovrimtael tthoatatphpelyBtoabrdecuonmderastaBnodasrd Steve in getting involved and telling us your 
Steve Whitehouse is the most recent resident to join in September 2012. Steve is marriedwhat it feels like to be a resident, because it’s valuablecustomerinformation.I –andmyfellow views, please call 
with two young daughters and lives in West Ewell. Here, he shares his story about becominga Board member.residentBoardembes –bringtheperspectiveof living in the local area and experiencing WhitehouseHayley Moore on 
services as a customer.Q:01372 814 013
a voice for all residents...Why did you apply to become a member of our Board?
Steve:I’vebeenaRoseberyresidentforsixyearsandherewasatimewhenIusedtoget Q:What has been the most rewarding aspect of beingaResidntPanel member and now
frustratedwiththewaythings werehandled. Butthisactually motivatedmetogetinvolvedand I started off small by completing customer feedback forms. My involvement continued asaBoardmember?
to grow and I became a member of the Resident Panel, a group which holds Rosebery to account and scrutinises their services. I was very impressed with the way that the Panel’s A:
recommendations were taken seriously by the Board. When a vacancy came up, I saw it as an opportunity to learn more about Rosebery and the way housing associations work.Steve: Seeing so many positive changesand improvements which have been carried 
I feel that I’m making a positive difference by helping to improve services for my fellow residents and I really enjoy being a voice for them.out for residents, in both our homes and communities. I was involved in getting the 
Also featuring....Making a Difference project off the ground, which has made valuable improvements to our 
environments. This project showed how small differences can make a huge impact. I honestly 
Meet our new Tenancy feel that Rosebery really cares about their communities and I’d encourage other residents Q:
Sustainment Officers tRoesciodnesnitdPear naeplpilnyitnhge tfoutuhre.Board and theHow has your experience on the Board been so far?
Find out how Natasha and Serginho can support you
Resident Panel updateA:Steve:It’sbeenfscinaing,espeiallyasI’ve 
How members have learntalotmoreaboutthetechnicalsideofthe organisation. I’ve attended some training,
improved our serviceswhich is on-going, and it’s helped me get to grips with the more complicated side of the 
role. The commitment has been manageable, although it shouldn’t be dismissed – I’ve spent 
quite a bit of time reading and digesting information. But I’ve had a lot of support from 
other members, who have explained anything I haven’t understood. I’m not shy about asking Steve, a
questions or giving my opinions, you can’t be if you want to make your with h man ,is two 
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