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Homes for Life Housing Partnership holds 18th AGM

Homes for Life Housing Partnership held its 18th Annual General Meeting on 14 September, at the Maitlandfield Hotel, Haddington.

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The partnership said that the event was “another successful meeting”, with 34 people attending – including 23 tenants. Most stayed on after the meeting to enjoy a buffet and informal chat with directors and staff.

The theme of the AGM was tenant participation. Guest speaker Lynda Johnstone from the Tenants Information Service gave a presentation on tenant scrutiny. She outlined regulatory requirements, potential benefits, and practical examples.

Formal business included a finance report from new agents Chiene & Tait, appointment of Scott Moncrieff as new External Auditors, and an annual review by the Homes for Life Housing Partnership Chair Jamila Greig.

Chair Jamila Greig drew attention to Homes for Life’s own Annual Performance Report and the Scottish Housing Regulator’s Landlord Report. She said that these confirm an overall performance to be proud of – delivering on Social Housing Charter outcomes and demonstrating continuous improvement. Jamila also focused on tenant satisfaction and pilot Universal Credit implementation as well as on improvement actions for repairs/maintenance and governance. In conclusion, she thanked everyone for their contributions over the last year and looked forward to further productive partnerships for the year ahead. 

Hilary Mark, Customer Services Manager, presented Community Pride Awards to tenants who had made outstanding contributions through their gardens, common areas, or as neighbours. A donation of £250 was also presented to Margaret Neil of Macmerry Over 50s – for outstanding contribution to the local community.

Copies of reports are available for download from Homes for Life Housing Partnership’s  website at www.homesforlife.co.uk

Pictured: Chair Jamila Grieg presents her Annual Review.