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Make 2020 the year you get involved in Phoenix

Updated: 6 January 2020 at 13:45pm

Will getting involved in Phoenix be your New Decade’s Resolution?

You now have new opportunities to get involved - giving you a greater say over how Phoenix and your community are run.

Through groups like the Phoenix Gateway Committee (PGC), residents have a say in projects and events ranging from one of south London's biggest festivals to the Community Chest.


The PGC has eight spaces for tenants and leaseholders to get involved. When you’re in the PGC, you’ll meet once every couple of months on a weekday evening for two hours to discuss upcoming projects with Phoenix staff and your fellow committee members.

We also have opportunities in our Resident Scrutiny Panel, Policy Working Group, and to join the Boards of ourPhoenix Repairs Service or ethical lettings agency Home Makers. We aim to make all of our opportunities fully accessible and are happy to work with you to make adjustments or cover expenses to make it possible for you to take part.

As one of the few resident-led housing associations in the UK, Phoenix Community Housing residents have an opportunity to make a real impact on how our homes and estates are run.

These are some of the differences involved residents have made n the last few years:

  • Given feedback, helped attract acts, steered the themes of one of south London’s largest community festivals (Involved Group: Phoenix Gateway Committee)
  • Helped to choose the community projects to which we’ve so far given £700,000 (Involved Group: Community Chest panel)
  • Ensured our garden scheme is provided to those most in need, publicised the handyperson service, set up satisfaction surveys (Involved Group: Resident Scrutiny Panel)
  • Redesigned our resident newsletter (Involved Group: Resident Communications Group).
  • Led the multimillion pound restoration of the Fellowship, a new community venue for south London (Involved Group: Fellowship steering panel).

If you’re interested in getting involved in the PGC, get in touch. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 22 January and you are welcome to come along to see the committee – and what you could be doing – in action.

Applications close on Friday 14 February. If you want to find out more and meet our team, get in touch to book a morning, afternoon or evening appointment on Monday 27 January.

You can apply online here.

We look forward to working with you to make our community a better place.