The Social Housing Tenants’ Climate Jury will see 30 social housing tenants from across the North meet online over 10 weeks between July and September 2021.
The Jury will explore tenants’ views on retrofit, their opinions of specific measures, and their preferences for how these kinds of interventions should be undertaken in their homes and neighbourhoods. They will also have the chance to say what information they need before, during, and after the retrofit process to use low carbon heating technology confidently.
Homes account for around one quarter of the North’s carbon emissions. To meet the challenge of net zero, the NHC estimates over one million social rented sector homes across the North will require green upgrades.
However, retrofit is not just about making emissions targets, it is about delivering positive social and climate outcomes to ensure all residents can live in a warm, sustainable home. It is essential residents have a say so that their homes are refurbished according to their needs and aspirations.
Participants will work together alongside expert facilitators to develop recommendations.
These will put forward their preferences, as social housing tenants, as to how tenants, social housing providers, and others can work together to tackle climate change in our homes and neighbourhoods?
The findings of the Jury will be presented at the Northern Housing Summit on the 2nd and 4th of November.
The project is being led by Northern Housing Consortium who represent the views of housing organisations in the North of England. Shared Future is facilitating the process, with Andy Paice acting as our lead facilitator.