Housing volunteers

​Can you lend a helping hand?​

Have you an hour or two to spare each month? If so you could help other Havering residents by sharing your skills, get satisfaction from giving a helping hand and, if you are looking for work, boost your CV all at the same time.​

Got green fingers?

If you enjoy gardening you could help set up Gardening Clubs at each of the 17 sheltered housing schemes we have across the borough.

Through these clubs residents of each scheme will be encouraged to grow fruit, flowers, vegetables and herbs in the communal gardens depending on what each scheme wishes to do.

Gardening equipment will be provided so all that is needed is your knowledge and inspiration to support residents enjoy making the most of their gardens.

Good with technology?

Increasingly services are now online, from ordering a repeat prescription to reporting a repair to your home as well as the other benefits of the internet such as shopping online or using Skype and social media to keep in touch with family and friends.

Many people need a little confidence to help them make the most of what is available online so if you know your way round a smartphone, a laptop or PC and have a couple of hours a month to spare your expertise is needed.

Please complete the online form and we will be in touch.

Help make your area look great

Are you fed up with the way your area looks? Is there somewhere that needs tidying up, painting or where some bulbs or plants would make a big difference?

That’s what we’re aiming to do at a super seven of community clean ups across Havering’s housing estates next year.

Starting in March we’ll be running one event a month where you can come along and lend a hand to brighten up an area.

All the sessions starts at 10am and we’re aiming to be finished by 1pm but you don’t need to be there the whole time, every hour you can spare will be put to good use so if you want to help out please let us know using the form.

Participation Panels

As part of its drive to improve services Havering Council has set up four Participation Panels, where tenants and leaseholders meet with senior officers from Housing Services three times a year.

The four panels are:

  • Community Support Services
  • Housing Demands Services
  • Property and Land Services
  • Tenancy Sustainment

The panels will be looking at new policies planned so they can give the tenant and leaseholder’s point of view.

They will also be suggesting ways to improve services and make them more accessible.

We already have a number of volunteers for each of the panels, who have been given training by TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) so they can get maximum benefit from taking part.

If you are interested in joining one of the panels, please complete the form below for more details.

Join a participation panel 

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