Our Customer Engagement Strategy sets out how we are going to improve the way we engage with our customers. We issue regular email updates to keep up to speed with all the news and information you need as a tenant or leaseholder of Sheffield City Council.
Customer Engagement Strategy 2021-2023
We have worked with tenants and leaseholders to develop a Customer Engagement Strategy. The strategy explains our priorities for customer engagement. It is aimed at making it easier for more people to be involved in our work and to influence how we deliver our landlord services.
Priority 1: To provide easy and convenient access to information and engagement / involvement opportunities
Information about housing services and performance will be readily available for all customers. We will aim to remove all barriers, as far as possible, to people being engaged and involved. We will use a variety of creative engagement methods. There will be opportunities for all customers to be involved.
Priority 2: To ensure that customers and their communities can influence what we do
There will be an effective user friendly framework for customer scrutiny, influence and assurance. To support this, we will improve joint-working across our different forums and meetings. Engagement activities and topics will be influenced by customers – topics and agendas being driven by what matters most to customers – and the voice of tenants and leaseholders will be heard by those making decisions affecting customers.
Priority 3: To engage effectively with local people and communities to improve what we do
There will be more engagement opportunities at a local level. All communication and consultation will be done in a way which specifically suits the local people or community. There will be specific focus on engaging with the young people within our communities, as their voice often goes unheard. Local service partners and community organisations will be encouraged to work with us and to be involved in shaping services in their communities.
Priority 4: To make sure that all involved in our services recognise and value customer engagement
Local Elected Councillors value customer engagement and will be encouraged and supported to become more involved in the Housing and Neighbourhood Service.
The outcomes of engagement will be communicated – to customers, staff, the services and external organisations who work with us. We will raise awareness of the benefits that customer engagement brings. We will promote the opportunities to be involved, so that all of our customers know how they can make a positive difference.
Priority 5: To support and resource customer engagement work so that it delivers outcomes
We will encourage, empower and support customers to be involved. We will help people to feel confident in engaging with us and to be involved in a way which suits them. We will support Tenants and Residents Associations and other community groups to work as effectively as possible so that they can achieve the greatest benefits for the communities they serve. We will help to maximise joint-working opportunities.
Keeping in touch with our customers
Since March 2020 we have been issuing regular email updates to our tenants, leaseholders and others interested in council housing matters. If you would like to receive the latest news and information from us please sign up using your email address.
Housing Service Annual Reports
Each year we produce an Annual Report - in partnership with tenants - which looks back on our performance over the last year and outlines our plans for the next 12 months.