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Minister of Housing meetings East of England tenants

The consultation event was part of a series of meetings across England. They have been set up to give tenants the chance to speak directly to the Minister about a new Social Housing Green Paper issued by the Government.

Michael Newey, Chief Executive of Broadland Housing, which hosted the event at Carrow Road said, “It is really important that tenants of housing associations and councils have their voices heard at the highest levels of government. I was pleased that Broadland could help by hosting this event.”

Siobhan Trice, a Board member and a tenant of Broadland said, “There was a great buzz in the room, with everyone feeling like their views were being listened to. There has been a stigma around living in social housing for too long and tenants feel their voices haven’t been heard. I think it’s great that the Minister has come to Norwich – and he said our event had the most ideas so far!”

 Housing Minister of State Kit Malthouse MP said:

“Our Social Housing Green Paper is a landmark opportunity for major reforms to improve fairness, quality and safety for all residents living in social housing.

“I was delighted to visit Norwich as we continue the national discussion kick-started by our Green Paper and shape our future proposals”.