What is a Neighbourhood Champion?
Neighbourhood Champions provide much needed support to their neighbours, local area and community. They can chat to us to highlight issues and play an active role in improving their estates.
In this role you can make a real difference to your local area. You will have access to FREE training, skills development and support. We can help you to develop your skills and build your confidence, which can be used outside of this role.
As a Neighbourhood Champion (.pdf) (295KB) (Opens in a New Window) you can choose what to take part in based on what interests you and how much time you have. Even a little time given can help to make a big difference.
You will help point your neighbours in the right direction on who to contact about some of the issues they may face, including frequently asked questions.
You’ll be able to give them guidance on what to do and provide information on support available.
- Sharing the different ways tenants can pay their rent
- Financial Inclusion Service
- Universal Credit
- How to Report Repairs
- Where to locate the Repairs Handbook
- Finding a New Home
- Befriending Scheme
- Help new/potential tenants get to know the area
- Follow us on Social Media
Where you live isn’t just about the inside of your homes, it’s about the neighbourhood you live in and the communities in them.
- Neighbourhood Walkabouts
- Community Fund
- Community Groups
- Community Events
- Clean Team
- Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour
- Reporting Neighbourhood Issues
- Reporting Fly-Tipping
- Fire safety
As a Neighbourhood Champion you’re already making your neighbourhood better for you and others. Thank you!
We need more people just like you! They can do this in many ways by sharing feedback on services they receive.
- Support customers to share their voice
- Housing Facebook Group
- Housing Surgeries
- Service Reviews
- Focus Groups
- Be a Champion
- Resident Involvement Group
As well as making a difference, as a Neighbourhood Champion you will:
- Get FREE training and on-going support
- Meet new people/make new friends
- Develop your skills
- Enhance your CV
- Have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops for free
- Out of pocket expenses
How much time do I need to commit?
It’s up to you! The beauty of being a Neighbourhood Champion is you can give as little or as much time as you have available. You have the choice to make sure the role fits with your life. You can choose to get involved in as many areas as you want.
You can sign up by emailing your details to the team (copy and paste below into the email)
I’m interesting in volunteering for (highlight all that apply):
- Be a good neighbour
- Help to improve your neighbourhood
- Share feedback
How would you like us to contact you? (highlight all that apply)
Would you like to sign up to Email Me to receive our monthly Housing News bulletins, which contains information about Housing and other activities that will help with your role?
- Yes please
- No thank you
Please send your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 917 3935 to register your interest.