'AWICS' provides Independent Tenants' & Residents' Advice from an objective viewpoint for housing stock options appraisals, changes in management arrangements, housing stock transfer, regeneration schemes, capacity building and other projects.
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It is an Independent Tenants' & Residents' Advisor’s responsibility to provide independent and impartial advice to tenants and residents on stock option appraisals, stock transfers and other matters. They ensure that tenants and residents get access to all the information they require and are able to make informed decisions about the future of their homes.
Independent Tenants’ & Residents' Advisors also work to ensure that tenants and residents are well informed of what is going on. They check that the information presented to tenants and residents is accurate, complete, clear and understandable. They also clarify any queries that tenants or residents may have.
Independent Tenants’ & Residents' Advisors typically advise tenants and residents through newsletters, meetings, freephone helplines, websites, social media and emails.
AWICS has been appointed as Independent Tenants' Advisor for the tenants of Sheerwater in Woking.
Flats at Sheerwater, Woking
Plans to transform Sheerwater were approved by Woking Borough Council on Thursday 6th April 2017. By using the existing sense of community, the regeneration provides an exciting opportunity to create a thriving, balanced and sustainable community for the future that meets the housing needs of residents.
The regeneration will allow local people of all ages to benefit from high quality new homes, excellent leisure and retail facilities, open green spaces and improved transport links, as well as a local centre that blends social, retail, recreation and community uses.
It will also provide economic benefits for local people and businesses by offering local job opportunities and ensuring that much of the money spent on the scheme is spent with local companies.
A wide range of house types will ensure a choice of modern, spacious, energy efficient homes that are economic to maintain, and flexible enough to satisfy diverse and changing needs.
AWICS recently provided Independent Tenants' Advice to tenants of thre estates in Lambeth where a tenant-led housing stock transfer proposal was under consideration: The transfer was proposed by the Lambeth Alliance of Tenant Management Organisations (LATMOS) that included the TMOs from the Ethelred, Magdalen and Thorllands estates. To find out more, please follow the link below:
We also carried out a housing stock options appraisal for residents of the Wellington Mills estate who wished to consider options including a tenant-led stock transfer.
When Lambeth Borough Council proposed the regeneration of Cressingham Gardens, we advised residents of the implications of all the options including refurbishment, partial redevelopment and full redevelopment.
AWICS recently provided Independent Tenants' & Residents' Advice to residents in Havering where the Council was asking tenants and leaseholders whether Homes in Havering should continue to manage and maintain council homes or whether the Council itself should be responsible. Following the consultation it was decided to bring the management of council housing in-house. To find out more, please follow the link below:
The recommendation following the appraisal was to commence a proposal to transfer as it was the only ownership and management option that could meet the aspirational standard set by the tenants (called the Fenland Standard) that AWICS had helped to develop.
Prior to making this recommendation an extensive pool of opinion was undertaken in May 2005 on the viewpoint of the tenant led working group that transfer would best meet tenants' needs for the future. Analysis of the results showed that of the 27% who responded 51.8% percent were in favour of transfer.
During the Options Appraisal process the 'Options Fenland Working Group' published reports that can be downloaded from here: Options Apprasial Final Report
As the ITA for Fenland we also produced a final report detailing our findings from our involvement and a copy of this report can be downloaded from here: Final Report of the ITA.
Thorlands in Lambeth where AWICS advised residents on the implications of a tenant-led stock transfer. Tenants voted for the transfer that has now occurred and is a success.
As Independent Tenants' & Residents' Advisors we sometimes work with vulnerable adults or children. To view or download our Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children Policy, please click HERE
AWICS is a Management Consultancy and Training Business that specialises in providing support to those who provide public services.
Our mission statement is: 'Independence, Integrity, Value...'
We have been adding value to clients' businesses and services since 1998.
To contact AWICS please:
Telephone 017683-51498 or 07502-142658 or
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