Wealden District Council

Working In Partnership

Safer Wealden Partnership - Joint Action Group (JAG)

Partnership WorkingAs part of the Safer Wealden Partnership - Joint Action Group (JAG) Wealden District Council works in partnership with six other key agencies to address crime and disorder issues.

Housing Officers and members of the Housing Management Team attend JAG meetings to bring about improvements and deliver projects on our housing areas, including several 'Operation Quality Streets' which involve all partners working together for one or two days to tackle identified priorities in an area.

Previous Operation Quality Streets have carried out clearing over grown areas, targeted abandoned vehicles and carried out maintenance to a community building. More information can be found on the Joint Action Group website (external link).

Wealden Homes Partnership (WHP)

The Wealden Homes Partnership is the over-arching partnership between the Housing Service, the Wealden Residents Action Group , The Sheltered Housing Residents Group and elected members of the Council. The Wealden Homes Partnership is the forum for strategic discussions and consultation on key housing issues including changes to rent levels, housing finance, tenancies and policies.

The Wealden Residents Action Group and The Sheltered Housing Residents Group bring forward issues and suggestions raised by groups and representatives for consideration.

The Partnership will:

  • Oversee monitoring of the service against standards, including the Tenant Involvement Compact (pdf)
  • Develop and update an action plan for joint working between WRAG and the Council.
  • Review the effectiveness of consultations and other working groups
  • Put forward any recommendations for discussion at the next WRAG open meeting
  • Jointly identify areas of the service for scrutiny and review

External Partnerships

The Housing Service also works in partnership with other agencies, organisations and stake holders to offer training and other opportunities for tenants and members of Residents' and Community Associations.

Sussex Police.

The Housing Service works closely with Sussex Police Neighbourhood Policing teams to address issues such as Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) on our housing areas, and to deliver joint actions in the Local Neighbourhood Agreements. In 2012 we worked with Sussex Police and volunteers to produce an updated Anti Social Behaviour Policy (external link)

South East Training and Uniting People (SETUP)

SETUP is made up of social landlords (external link) in the South East that have come together to provide quality, local training to provide tenants and leaseholders with the knowledge and skills required for them to work more effectively together within local communities. SETUP aims to provide participants with new skills, knowledge and confidence and inspire people to organise local projects effectively. To find out more visit the SETUP website (external link)

3VA.

3VA is a Council for Voluntary Service, providing support for voluntary and community organisations across Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden Districts. 3VA develops local groups through support, advice and training, help the sector to network and have a voice locally. For more information visit the 3VA website (external link).

 

Contact the Housing Tenant Team