Defend Council Homes Policy Consultation

Hammersmith & Fulham Council have been working on a new policy to make sure residents are fully involved in any decisions on the future of their homes.  It’s called the Defend Council Homes policy and we’d like to know what our residents think about it.

Our new Defend Council Homes policy has been designed by a resident-led team.  It aims to protect resident’s interests and make sure that if there are any proposals affecting their homes in the future they can’t go ahead unless residents have had the opportunity to be fully involved from the very beginning.

Cllr Lisa Homan, Cabinet Member for Housing, has recorded a short video to explain why this policy is so important. You can watch it here at https://youtu.be/BIXN6vm5ng8

No other council has done this before, and we believe we’ve found a way to give residents the protection they have the right to expect.  The Defend Council Homes policy sets out our new approach.

We’d like to know what residents think about the policy and the protection it offers.  In fact, we’re hoping for a big thumbs-up from all residents, because the greater the support for the policy, the stronger its protection will be.

There’s more information, including some videos explaining the policy, on our website at www.lbhf.gov.uk/defendcouncilhomes

The deadline for the consultation is Friday 2 October 2020

This consultation is open to all council housing household members and we would welcome individual returns from each person.